And you thought it was just the Austrians who were sick fucks: 47-year-old Maria Monaco of Italy, much like 42-year-old Elisabeth Fritzl of Austria, was found captive in her mother's house after 18 years of imprisonment. Upon receiving an anonymous tip, police found Monaco locked in a room where she was "surrounded by filth and cigarette butts," according to the IHT. At left, you'll see a photo of the noxious bathroom attached to Monaco's locked bedroom. While police suspect that Maria's mother, Anna Rosa Golino, had imprisoned Maria because she had a child out of wedlock, the family is insisting that Maria was locked up because she had severe mental problems. Gianfranco Carbone, Golino's lawyer, told the IHT, "The family was only trying to be discreet… [Maria] has serious psychological problems and refused to undergo any therapy. The family was ashamed for her."
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