Published on Jul 4, 2023 12:00 AM

The Little Girl Found Living Like An Animal

Original Airdate: March 3, 2009

Oprah explores the stories of four young children who were abused. At age 6, Danielle could not speak a word. After years of abuse Danielle was eventually rescued. She was adopted by Bernie and Diane Lierow. In March 2008, a Honduran boy, Jason, was rescued from a small, dark room where he was kept for years. At just 15 pounds, he was the size of an average 2-year-old, but shockingly, he was 9 years old. In 1997, Texas authorities discovered 9-year-old, Victoria, living in squalor. She couldn't speak or make eye contact. Oksana Malaya from Ukraine was thrown out of the house by her parents when she was just three years old and lived in the family's dog kennel for five years before being rescued.

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