Tatiana Thibes was recently convicted of burglary, but asked the judge for a lighter sentence due to her horrific childhood. Now I’m the first person to say that grown-ups need to take some personal responsibility and be accountable for their actions, but I think a good case could be made for Tatiana, 33, to spend some time in rehab instead of jail.
Tatiana was habitually beaten, terrorized, and raped by her father, Lindolfo Thibes, throughout her childhood. He took her out of school in sixth grade and kept her a prisoner in their Los Angeles-area home. She bore three of his children, and the truth only came out when he stabbed her in the chest. He was sentenced to life in prison in 2009, but Tatiana has (obviously) had some difficulty moving on.