LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Thursday, a mother faces charges she abused her mentally disabled daughter.
The arrest report says Christina Johnson became angry with her daughter and hit her several times, at one point even using a step ladder.
Johnson's adult daughter is also deaf, and police say her mother kept her isolated.
Police came to the woman's home, after someone saw the victim locked outside for several days.
The victim told police the abuse had been going on for six years.
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