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Houston: Missing boy found after 8 years reveals mother’s sexual abuse

Such cases need to be recognised in early stage as abuse within families have been emerging from around the world raising serious concerns.

Edited By : Mayank Kasyap | Updated: Jul 12, 2023 13:24 IST
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Houston missing boy and his mother.

Huston: In a distressing incident that has come to light, a woman in Houston, USA, has been accused of imprisoning her son for eight years. Not just this she as also subjecting him to sexual exploitation and forced to him into assuming the role of his father.

The shocking revelation unfolded when the young man, now 25 years old, was found outside a church in Houston. Following his discovery, he bravely came forward and accused his mother, Jennie Santana, of not only holding him captive but also engaging in sexual abuse.

Abuse began in 2013 when Rudy was still a teenager

The ordeal began in 2013 when the teenager, Rudy Farias, mysteriously disappeared near his family home in Northeast Houston. Despite the report filed with the police, Rudy remained missing until his recent recovery. Social worker, Colonel X, explained that Rudy’s mother, Jennie, had confined him, making him play the role of her husband in their bed. Furthermore, she had threatened him, warning that he should not disclose anything to anyone, including the police, to avoid any trouble.

Jenine taken into custody by law enforcement

Following the reunion of Rudy and the local authorities, an investigation was launched. On Thursday, July 6, the police revealed that Jennie Santana had not only used false names to deceive them but had also kept her son hidden for eight years. The police have now taken Jennie into custody, accusing her of sexually exploiting a minor and kidnapping.

The mental and emotional toll on a young individual subjected to such horrific circumstances for eight long years is unimaginable. Every aspect of his life was controlled by his own mother, who repeatedly subjected him to sexual exploitation.

Rudy has been sent for counselling

This incident serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of vigilance and reporting any signs of abuse or suspicious behavior within families. The local authorities are providing counseling to Rudy, recognizing the need to support him during this challenging period of recovery.

The revelation of this harrowing incident highlights the urgent need for society to remain vigilant and proactive in protecting vulnerable individuals from exploitation and abuse within their own homes.

First published on: Jul 12, 2023 01:24 PM IST

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