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Topic - Gina Dejesus
Free and safe, one of three women kidnapped and raped over a decade in a ramshackle home smiled lightly as her tormentor was led out of court in chains, a method he had used to control them.
The three women who spent nearly a decade locked in a Cleveland, Ohio, house took to YouTube to express their thanks to a public that smoothed their escape, respected their privacy and prayed for their recovery.
As Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus made triumphant returns home Wednesday, authorities in Cleveland charged their captor with multiple counts of kidnapping and rape for putting the women — along with a third, Michelle Knight — through a decadelong hell of sexual abuse and complete disconnect from the outside world.
The voice of the long-missing woman was frantic and breathless, choking back tears. "Help me. I'm Amanda Berry," she told a 911 dispatcher. "I've been kidnapped and I've been missing for 10 years and I'm, I'm here, I'm free now."
And Gina DeJesus, now 22, said she was chained in the basement, subjected to beatings and other abuse, AP reported.