Sunday 22 September 2019

Woman rescued after being held captive as a sex slave for 13 years by a rapist who sold her four babies

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

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A British woman has been rescued after she was allegedly kidnapped as a teenager and help captive for 13 years by a rapist who sold her four babies.

*Anna Ruston who was 15 at the time, claims she befriended an Asian taxi driver in the Midlands who lured her to his home and then held her captive for 13 years.

The young woman said she was locked in a bedroom and raped every night before she escaped with the help of a health worker who visited the house.

Ms Ruston has released a new book outlining her harrowing experience called Secret Slave.

According to the Daily Mirror, the man kept her in his house that he shared with his brothers, their wives and children and his mother.

Ms Ruston said she was raped every night and gave birth to four babies who were all sold by Malik.

According to the Daily Mirror she said: "I can still see that bedroom, the corner where I would rock in pain. Although after a while I stopped feeling pain, I think my body shut down.

"And I can smell it - the can I used as a toilet, the garlic he reeked of. I got to the point where I didn't know what life was.

"I barely held any of my babies, I did not get the chance to be a mother to them."

The young woman said she survived by talking to her late grandmother and by looking at a picture of her first boyfriend.

After numerous attempts to escape she was helped by a health worker who called to the house.

On her release she said she was "shunned" by her mother but re-united with her first boyfriend Jamie and went on to have four kids with him.

Ms Ruston's claims are impossible to verify according to reports.

*Anna Ruston is not the girl's real name.

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