Lauren's Story: Abuse Survivor Speaks

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    You may remember the story of 8-year-old Lauren Kavanaugh, forced to live in a small, filthy closet in Hutchins for months. Now 12 years later, "the girl in the closet" is talking with the Dallas Morning News in a multi-part series about her ordeal.

    You may remember the story of 8-year-old Lauren Kavanaugh, forced to live in a small, filthy closet in Hutchins for months. Now 12 years later, "the girl in the closet" is finally willing and able to talk about her ordeal.

    She spoke with the Dallas Morning News in a multi-part series:

    Sunday: Lauren grows up, considers an uncertain future

    Monday: Custody fight opens door for abuse

    Tuesday: Finally Free, Lauren begins long journey toward recovery

    Wednesday: Adoptive parents connect with a damaged Lauren

    Thursday: Rage, pain, terror revealed during play therapy

    Friday: Mom and stepfather on trial, public and media riveted by case

    Saturday: Lauren sexually abused again, attempts suicide, nearly gives up

    October 27: Lauren reveals her source of inner strength

    Click on this sentence to see the Dallas Morning News' stories and pictures.