From Mary Stauffer to Colleen Stan to Elizabeth Shoaf and more, read the unbelievably horrific true stories of women and young girls who were kidnapped, raped and tortured—in some cases for many years—before they escaped.
Inconsistencies in a victim's story can often lead to skepticism. A&E Real Crime spoke with leading trauma psychologist Dr. Rebecca Bailey about why asking victims to recount information under stress is problematic.
What causes adults to kidnap children? The perpetrators range from serial rapists to parents trying to protect their sons and daughters.
At age 40, more than a decade after she was found alive after being kidnapped as a child, Dugard has learned to drive, written two books and started a foundation to help other survivors.