Tag: child abuse
Lisa McVey was 17 years old when she was abducted, beaten and raped by a serial killer—and managed to survive. We spoke with McVey, now a master deputy in the Hillsborough County (Florida) Sheriff's Office, about how she outsmarted her kidnapper, Bobby Joe Long.
Christopher Bernard Wilder became known as 'The Beauty Queen Killer' during a frenzied 1984 spree, where he criss-crossed the U.S., luring young women into his fancy cars and dangling the promise of work as a model, if they would just allow him to take their photographs. Some took the bait. Others, he took by force.
It was the biggest cult prosecution in nearly a decade. In June 2019, NXIVM leader Keith Raniere was found guilty sex trafficking, forced labor conspiracy, human trafficking and multiple counts of racketeering—including sexual exploitation of a child. But while members swore by the 'self help' organization, rumors of its dark underside emerged.