Going Home: Steven Stayner
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On December 4th 1972, 7 year old Steven Stayner was abducted on his way home from school. He grew up with a new identity, believing his parents had given him away to the man he now called Dad. Steven was repeatedly sexually assaulted, physically abused and psychologically broken by his captor. He never tried to escape, until 7 years later when he heard another little boy being told the same lies and knew he could not let it happen again.

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SOURCES:
https://www.nytimes.com/1981/03/16/us/a-year-later-kidnapping-victim-is-truly-at-home.html

https://medium.com/@michaelmoran/the-most-depressing-follow-up-to-a-happy-ending-ever-the-steven-stayner-story-745e166d75cb

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https://abcnews.go.com/US/steven-cary-stayner-tale-brothers-horror-heroism/story?id=60529944

https://www.nytimes.com/1982/01/07/us/2-convicted-in-72-kidnapping-of-7-year-old-california-boy.html Jan. 7, 1982, Section A, Page 24 of the National edition with the headline: 2 CONVICTED IN '72 KIDNAPPING OF 7-YEAR-OLD CALIFORNIA BOY

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https://imgur.com/gallery/5hmQM

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https://www.livescience.com/7862-bonding-captor-jaycee-dugard-flee.html
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