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Father wants allegedly abused teen to testify

The Madison teen who wasted away to 68 pounds after her parents allegedly locked her in the basement and denied her food will almost certainly have to take the stand if her father and stepmother go to trial.

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Teen details alleged abuse in police video

A Wisconsin police video released Tuesday shows a 15-year-old girl in an oversized sweat shirt clutching her stuffed bunny, occasionally dabbing her eyes and softly describing years of alleged abuse and starvation by her parents.

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DA doesn’t show video of girl in abuse case (UPDATE)

Prosecutors decided Tuesday not to play the video of an emaciated 15-year-old girl who told police that her father and stepmother kept her in a basement for years and starved her, after the judge said during a preliminary hearing for the parents that she had already watched the two-hour video.

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