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‘The Girl In The Closet’ arrested for sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl, police say

Lauren Kavanaugh was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a teen girl, police say.
(Denton County Jail)

A Texas woman who was known as “The Girl in the Closet” after suffering years of torture and abuse by her family, was arrested for alleged sexual assault of a minor teenage girl, police said.

Lewisville police said Wednesday that they received an earlier tip of the week of the teenager claim they were sexually abused by Lauren Kavanaugh, according to the Dallas Morning News. The police said the teenager, 14, she told, she had a sexual relationship with the woman for two months.

The two met through a Facebook page with the title “The Lauren Kavanaugh Story,” according to the detectives. The page was used to provide support for abuse victims, according to police.

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Kavanaugh admitted to the sexual relationship with the girl and was arrested, in the newspaper. The police believes that there are more victims and have asked the parents to speak with their children to find out whether she had inappropriate contact with Kavanaugh.

She was charged with sexual abuse of a child, and was held in Denton County Jail on $10,000 bail.

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Kavanaugh was abused at the age of two to eight, and was rescued from a closet in her family’s home in Hutchins in 2001. She told her story to a 2017 delivery of Dr. Phil.”

Barbara Atkinson and Kenneth Atkinson, Kavanaugh’s mother and stepfather are serving life sentences for their role in Kavanaugh’s abuse, according to the Morning News.

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