Remember the crazy story about the Austrian man who kept his daughter locked in an underground dungeon?
Here's something alarmingly similar: a woman was locked in a filthy bedroom by her family and forced to live in squalor for 18 years after having a baby out of wedlock!
Police said that Maria, whom they say was suffering from psychological problems, was kept a prisoner shortly after falling pregnant with her child - now a 17-year-old student.
Her mother Anna Rosa Golino, 80, brother Prisco, 44, a farmer and sister Michelina, 54, a primary school teacher took action after she had an affair with a mystery man and got pregnant.
Captain Carmine Rosciano, of Santa Maria Capua Vetere police, said: 'We received an anonymous tip-off that a woman was being held and we raided the family home in rural land on the outskirts of the town.
'Maria was found in her locked bedroom in a confused state and surrounded with filth and excrement - she was living in squalor.'