Wednesday, October 20

How I escaped from a serial killer

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Kara Chamberlain

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Kara Chamberlain was 15 years old when she was abducted and raped by a serial killer.

In 2002, a 15-year-old teenager was kidnapped by a gunman in South Carolina, United States.

Kara Chamberlain was held captive for 18 hours, during which time she was drugged and sexually abused.

But he managed to escape from his kidnapper who – later discovered the police – was linked the murder of at least three other people in the state of Virginia.

Today Kara is a mother of two, lecturing and using social media to educate others about her experience and how to understand the trauma that situations like hers can cause.

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