Friday, August 25, 2006

An Amazing Story

We were watching Newsnight over the internet and they covered an amazing story about a young girl who was abducted on her way home from school when she was ten years old and held captive in a cellar for eight years before managing to escape.

'Incredible' case grips nation
Vienna cellar girl 'our daughter'
What now for Natascha?

Although this is very good news that the girl escaped, she still spent much of her childhood in captivity with who-knows-what happening to her. Let's hope that her traumas are now over (ie not exacerbated by endless media coverage). It's a reminder to all of us parents that the world has more than its fair share of dangerous weirdos who look normal and function well in society. Scary, but true.

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