First of all, it wasn't "her parents" who abused her. It was her custodial dad and the step.
Second, as we see with some many abuser dads, Dad (who is unnamed here) is a control freak who wants to control all the shots. He wants to FORCE his daughter to testify in person--the girl who nearly died from starvation and who lived under conditions that would have been illegal for a prisoner of war. Puke.
Why is this his call to make?
See our previous post here. And here. Notice that we still don't know why this girl ended up in this home.
By the way, the name of the sicko dad is CHAD C. CHRITTON.
Posted: Wed 2:36 PM, Aug 01, 2012
Father wants allegedly abused Wis. teen to testify
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- 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.
The father's lawyer filed motions this week asking that the girl be compelled to testify in person. Attorney William Hayes wrote that having the girl testify live rather than by videotape allows his client his constitutional right to confront his accuser.
Dane County district attorney Ismael Ozanne declined Wednesday to go into specifics about his plans for that specific case. However, he says whenever he gets ready for a trial he makes sure all potential witnesses are prepared to take the stand.
The girl's father, stepmother and stepbrother all face child-abuse charges.