They were foster kids. Those taken from their homes and already feeling unwanted. Instead of being placed in a loving environment they were left in a living hell. Pleas to Child Protective Services went unanswered. Running away did no good. They were brought back — and the abuse intensified.
The mistreatment was physical and sexual. They were bullied to the point of being terrified. They became scared to speak up, scared to talk back and scared to tell the truth to authorities.