Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The case of the seven-year sex slave

After getting into a car while hitchhiking, Colleen Stan became a sex slave for seven years in the household of a married man, who kept her locked in a box for much of that time.

Jaycee Dugard, the Backyard Prisoner

Jaycee Dugard, 11, was taken by Phillip Garrido on June 10, 1991. She was found quite by accident more than 19 years later by Garrido’s parole officer on August 26, 2009, alive, with two daughters sired by Garrido, who had kept her in the backyard as his sex slave.

How does age progression technology stand up to real life?

In each of these three remarkable cases, a missing child was found alive years after disappearing. Compare the age progression images created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children with photographs of these missing kids as adults today.

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