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(Susan Wiley: The Full Biography)
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At this time, the family moved into Clark's deceased mother Pearl's old house on Golden West Avenue in Temple City, California.  Although the house had two-bedrooms, Clark did not allow anyone to sleep in his mother's old room, instead the family had makeshift sleeping arrangements in other parts of the house.  Clark had been told something along the lines that Susan might develop slowly and developed a strange compulsion that she must be "protected" from the outside world.  Clark's idea of protection was to keep Susan shut in her bedroom most or all of every day, and tied into a straitjacket at night.  She was also sometimes or often tied to a potty-chair and left that way for hours, all day, or even perhaps overnight at times.
 
At this time, the family moved into Clark's deceased mother Pearl's old house on Golden West Avenue in Temple City, California.  Although the house had two-bedrooms, Clark did not allow anyone to sleep in his mother's old room, instead the family had makeshift sleeping arrangements in other parts of the house.  Clark had been told something along the lines that Susan might develop slowly and developed a strange compulsion that she must be "protected" from the outside world.  Clark's idea of protection was to keep Susan shut in her bedroom most or all of every day, and tied into a straitjacket at night.  She was also sometimes or often tied to a potty-chair and left that way for hours, all day, or even perhaps overnight at times.
  
Susan still wore diapers, couldn't talk, and was fed a substandard diet which stunted her growth. Her unusual diet consisted of "warm cereal, honey, milk and an occassional egg".  It has been reported that when found she weighed 59 pounds and was the size of a 7 to 8 year old. From years of confinement, her muscles had not developed normally, which caused her to walk in a peculiar way.  The family were described as "strange people who kept to themselves."  Both Irene and John have stated at various times that they were terrified of Clark and his bizarre behaviour.  John has reported that Clark often sat with a gun in his lap.
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Susan still wore diapers, couldn't talk, and was fed a substandard diet which stunted her growth. Her unusual diet consisted of "warm cereal, honey, milk and an occassional egg". (''Arcadia Tribune'', 18 Nov 1970) It has been reported that when found she weighed 59 pounds and was the size of a 7 to 8 year old. From years of confinement, her muscles had not developed normally, which caused her to walk in a peculiar way.  The family were described as "strange people who kept to themselves."  Both Irene and John have stated at various times that they were terrified of Clark and his bizarre behaviour.  John has reported that Clark often sat with a gun in his lap.
  
 
Around October of 1970,  Irene estraged herself from her husband and taking Susan, went to live with her own mother, Mrs Beatrice Oglesby, in Monterey Park. (see [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/PdfViewerTags.aspx?img=53636353&firstvisit=true&src=search&currentResult=9 "Arcadia Tribune", 22 Nov 1970, page 6]).  She went seeking assistance for the blind but ended up at a Social Services office where an alert worker, seeing this very odd looking and behaving child with Irene, notified her superior who alerted the police.  Clark and Irene were arrested in November, 1970 and charged with Felony Child Abuse for keeping Susan virtually a prisoner, almost her entire life.
 
Around October of 1970,  Irene estraged herself from her husband and taking Susan, went to live with her own mother, Mrs Beatrice Oglesby, in Monterey Park. (see [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/PdfViewerTags.aspx?img=53636353&firstvisit=true&src=search&currentResult=9 "Arcadia Tribune", 22 Nov 1970, page 6]).  She went seeking assistance for the blind but ended up at a Social Services office where an alert worker, seeing this very odd looking and behaving child with Irene, notified her superior who alerted the police.  Clark and Irene were arrested in November, 1970 and charged with Felony Child Abuse for keeping Susan virtually a prisoner, almost her entire life.

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