Authorities in California have taken into custody a 13-year-old girl who was tortured by her parents to the point that she was unable to speak or walk.
Ginny was rescued by authorities in 1970 after her mother accidentally walked into a welfare office and has been dubbed the world’s worst case of child abuse to this day.
In October of the same year, Ginny – named to protect her identity – worked with her mother in a Los Angeles welfare office.
According to officials at the time, she looked about seven or eight years old.
His mother, Dorothy, who suffers from glaucoma, accidentally walked into the office looking for services for the blind.
Welfare officials noticed that the unusually pale young girl was unable to speak and spit and salivated.
It seemed as though she only knew two phrases, officials said, “stop it” and “no more”.
It turns out that Genie had been the victim of horrific neglect, abuse and social isolation.
When she was about 20 months old, Ginny was locked in her bedroom by her father, Clark, who suspected she was mentally disabled.
During this they tied her in a handmade straitjacket and tied her to a chair in their suburban home.
The little girl was confined to either her toilet or her crib.
During the night she was locked inside a crib with a wire cover.
Clark had forced her daughter into a life of social isolation, not allowing her mother and brother to speak with her.
Ginny was also left severely malnourished after eating an almost entirely liquid diet.
The condition of neglect was so bad that she could neither speak nor walk.
After receiving media attention in November of that year, Ginny’s father was questioned by police and on the morning he was scheduled to appear in court on child abuse charges, he committed suicide.
According to Guardian He left behind a note that read: “The world will never understand.”
After defending Genie, it is revealed that Clark was a controlling person who did not want children.
Their first child with Dorothy died after being abandoned in the garage, while their second child died of complications at birth.
Their third child, John, survived, and five years later, Genie was born.
After the state became a ward in 1970, scientists and psychologists became fascinated by the matter.
Experts believed that the genie would be important for better understanding language learning skills and the critical periods for children when learning a language.
After a long stay in the hospital, Genie was handed over to live with scientists and foster parents and moved back in with her mother when she was 18 years old.
Genie’s whereabouts are unknown to this day but reports have claimed that she was hiding in an institution in Los Angeles.