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          The Girl in the Closet: Five Years Later

          July 19, 2017

          PLAYING The Girl in the Closet: Five Years Later
          Lauren was held captive in a closet by her mother and stepfather, Barbara and Kenneth, from the ages of 2 to 8 years old.

          She says during the six excruciating years, she was tortured, starved, and abused. She says since her rescue, she has struggled to regain control of her life. Lauren says she suffers from flashbacks, nightmares and night terrors – which she says leave her paralyzed with fear. Lauren’s girlfriend, Janae, says she’s witnessed them firsthand and fears for Lauren’s life.

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          ‘I Haven’t Ever Run Across Anything Like This,’ Recalls Police Officer Who Rescued Abused Child Confined To A Closet For Six Years
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          Adult Abuse Survivor Recalls Childhood Trauma, ‘My Stepdad Would Get The Gun That Was Beside His Bed, Put It To My Head And Pull The Trigger, Pretend to Shoot Me’
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          ‘My Life’s Been Pretty Hard’ Says Survivor Of Childhood Rape, Torture, And Captivity’ 15078_003 VIDEO
          ‘I Feel Like I Could Have Ran Away When I Had The Chance, Or Just Did Different Things,’ Says Woman Who Was Tortured And Abused As A Child
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          ‘I Can’t Listen To Country Music Because That’s All They Ever Played To Drown Out My Screaming’
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           ‘Maybe I Can Cut Deep Enough, And I Won’t Be Here Anymore,’ Says Woman Living With Memories Of Childhood Torture And Abuse
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          ‘I Know She’s Having A Flashback Because She Stops Right In Her Tracks,’ Says Girlfriend Of Childhood Abuse Survivor
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          ‘I Literally Have To Baby Proof The House,’ Says Woman Whose Girlfriend Has Violent Flashbacks Of Childhood Abuse
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