Stolen childhood: the children who spent many years in captivity maniacsPictolic
These scary stories about kids who spent many years in captivity, confirm that no one is immune. But you can always reduce the risk of theft: it is important to teach children not to go with strangers. In addition, you need to remember that often the kidnappers are friends or family members.
Fusako Sano 9 years and 2 months
Little Japanese Fusako was only nine when her in 1990, kidnapped a 28-year-old Nobuyuki Sato who lives with his mother. He kept Fusako in the room on the second floor. His house was located only 200 metres from the police station.
During the first few months Fusako remained associated. Sato systematically beat the girl and threatened her with a knife. As a "method of punishment" maniac used a stun gun. Sato cut the girl's hair and dressed her in his clothes. Although the room doors were never locked, Fusako never tried to escape: at first she was too scared to run, and then just lost power.
Nine years later, the mother of Sato went to the police with complaints of strange and aggressive behavior of his son. Fusako found, and Sato was sentenced to 14 years in prison. The girl was never able to recover after his imprisonment, her mind always remained the mind of a child.
Amanda berry, Gina Dejesus and Michelle knight 10 years and 9 months
Michelle was the first woman abducted by Ariel Castro in 2002. She was 21 years old. 8 months later joined by kidnapped Amanda berry, who was captured only the day before her 17th birthday. The last girl, 14-year-old Gina of Dejesus, Ariel grabbed a year later.
Ariel tricked Michelle into his house when she went to court for a hearing on custody of her son Joey. Due to the fact that Michelle was already an adult, the police have thrown all forces on its searches. Ariel fed his captive only three days later. All this time he beat her and raped. Five times Michelle got pregnant, but each time she miscarriages because of the constant beatings and hunger.
When Michelle joined Amanda berry, Ariel chained her to Michelle. Berry got pregnant, Michelle knight helped her friend give birth. When a year later the third prisoner was Gin Dejesus, the police has not declared the highest degree of anxiety because there were no witnesses to the abduction.
In April 2013, berry managed to shout to neighbours, when Ariel forgot to lock one of the doors. Berry and her 6-year-old daughter was able to blow a hole in the door and escape. Berry called 911 and said "help. My name is Amanda berry. I was kidnapped 10 years ago. Now I'm here. I'm free."
The same day Castro was arrested and sentenced to a thousand years in prison, but a month later he was found hanging in his cell.
Jaycee Dugard — 18 years and 2 months
Jaycee Dugard was only 11 when she was kidnapped on the way home from school. Was 1991. The kidnapper named Phillip Garrido stunned a girl with a Taser. He was helped by his wife Nancy, who decided to pick up Jaycee "a gift" to her husband.
The couple took her to his home, took off all her clothes, handcuffed, wrapped the girl in a blanket and thrown in a cramped room with soundproofing. Jaycee spent in handcuffs a week — wife fed her and brought her milkshakes. After a few days Philip dragged Jaycee into the shower and raped her.
After months of Jaycee moved to a room that was slightly larger and chained to the bed. Philip Garrido was often "stoned" — one day he went to prison, and the jailer girl became his wife, Nancy.
In 13 years, Jaycee got pregnant for the first time, only then Garrido began to give her warm food. After three years she gave birth to a second daughter. The kidnappers forced Jaycee to tell the girls that their mother was Nancy, and she's their older sister.
When Jaycee found after 18 years, she refused to tell me what had happened to her over the years. Surprisingly, while Jaycee grew up educated and open girl as her daughter. In 2011, the family Garrido pleaded guilty to kidnapping and rape. Phillip was sentenced to 431 years imprisonment, Nancy "got off" 34 years. Jaycee decided not to come to court.
Elizabeth Fritzl — 24 years
Electrician from Australia-middle management has held captive his own daughter for 24 years. With 11, he beat and raped her. Locking her in the cellar when she turned 18, he immediately announced the girl wanted, but later lied declaring to the police that Elizabeth wrote to him and said that now intends to live separately.
During the prison, Elizabeth gave birth to a father of seven children. Three of them never left the basement: daughter Kerstin has lived in it for 19 years, son Stefan, 18, son of Feliks — 5. One child died shortly after birth, deprived of necessary medical care. The other children Fritzl carried out of the basement in its infancy. Somehow he managed to adjust the situation so that others believe: "the prodigal daughter" throws grandchildren parents.
In 2008, the eldest daughter Elizabeth Kerstin fell seriously ill. Elizabeth insisted on a medical examination. The mother was discovered, a severe form of kidney failure, and doctors demanded her medical records. The presence of his mother also was necessary. Fritzl presented a letter from her daughter: that she wished to remain in the sect, and the fate of Kerstin she didn't care. But the letter aroused suspicion. Fritzl, under pressure from the police and the press, led Elizabeth to the hospital and was immediately arrested. When Elizabeth promised that she will not return to the father, the woman told all about his 24-year sentence. - Middle management was sentenced to life imprisonment in a special prison for the mentally ill.