She was petite, beautiful, and well behaved. Charlie Ann was everything a parent could ask for. However, after the age of three, profound happiness was replaced with sadness and fear as both she and her mother become victims of physical abuse. Hank Galante lost his business and blamed Charlie Ann. He despised his daughter and detested his wife for protecting her against him. One evening following a party in their home, Hank savagely beat his wife and daughter. When his wife died from her injuries a few weeks later, he realized that he also had to silence his daughter. Charlie Ann was placed in protective custody, but before her father could be apprehended, she was abducted.