Mar 28, 2008 | Posted by: The Associated Press
“I didn't think I was torturing her. In my mind, I was educating her.”
Brazilian police said Thursday that charges have been filed against a businesswoman who claims she was 'educating' a 12-year-old girl by allegedly torturing and chaining her to an iron staircase.
Silvia Calabresi, 49, was arrested and will face trial on charges of holding the girl in private confinement, abusing her and forcing her to work in slave-like conditions, said Bruno Hermano, public safety spokesman in Brazil's central Goias state.
Police in the city of Goiania said a tip led them to raid a house on March 17 where they found the girl, identified only as 'Lucelia,' handcuffed to the staircase and showing signs of torture and malnutrition. Read more
Carefull! Generalization leads to false conclusions. Should I take , let's say, jerry springer's audience as an example of american behavior? I don't think so...
You have a problem with definitions: By America , you mean: North America?
Because, i don't know if you are aware but there are three other Americas...
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