When millionaire Matthew A Mancuso adopted five year old Masha from a Russian orphanage, she had already lived a tragic life. Stabbed by her drunken mother at age three, Masha hoped for a better life in the United States. Instead she was sent to live near Pittsburgh with a pedophile who had a long history of abusing young girls. During the next five years, Mancuso sexually assaulted Masha almost daily while slowly starving her to keep her body thin and childlike. Some of the abuse was photographed, both at their home in Plum Borough and at Disney World. Mancuso traded many of these hard core images on the internet which is how the FBI caught him and rescued Masha.

Last year, Masha was adopted by a young single woman who survived foster care. Together they have begun to build a new life filled with promise and immense challenges.
This is Masha's story . . .
December 21, 2005  Letter to Putin
Masha's letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Boris Vyacheslavovich Gryzlov - State Duma of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Lukin - Ombudsman for Human Rights of the Russian Federation, Andrey Aleksandrovich Fursenko - Ministry of Education and Science of Russia.
December 20, 2005  Masha's Law Introduced
Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) today introduced legislation to dramatically increase penalties for anyone who downloads child pornography off the Internet.
December 13, 2005  Envoy to Russia
Today Masha named internationally known child welfare expert Thomas D. Morton, MSW as her envoy to Russia on adoption issues.
December 1, 2005  ABC News Primetime
The exclusive report on Masha's story at 10 PM EST.
November 17, 2005  Statement
The Honorable Donna Jo McDaniel sentenced Matthew A Mancuso to life in prison for state crimes.
James R. Marsh
Marsh & Gaughran LLP
(800) 592-2251 x. 2

Maureen Flatley
Media Representative / Agent
Marsh & Gaughran LLP
(800) 592-2251 x. 6

In response to the overwhelming outpouring of support for Masha, we have created Masha's Fund. Donations to the Fund go directly to support Masha and her family.

There are no administrative expenses. Funds will not be used for legal or related expenses but are payable to Marsh & Gaughran LLP which will forward the money directly to Masha and her family.

Donations are not tax deductible.
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