‘Girl in the Closet' Lauren Kavanaugh Indicted After Admitting She Sexually Assaulted a Teenage Girl

A Denton County grand jury Thursday indicted "Girl in the Closet" Lauren Kavanaugh on three counts of sexual assault of a child after she admitted sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.A sexually explicit Facebook conversation led police to question Kavanaugh and approach the girl's family about the allegations. The girl and Kavanaugh met through a Facebook fan page called "The Lauren Kavanaugh Story" that has since been disabled.Kavanaugh, 25, faces up to 20 years in prison on each charge if she is convicted. She has remained behind bars at the Denton County Jail since her December arrest.As a child, Kavanaugh was the victim of horrific abuse at the hands of her mother and stepfather, who locked her in a filthy closet in their Hutchins trailer. The Dallas Morning News told her story in an eight-part series titled "The Girl in the Closet."Her mother and stepfather, Barbara and Kenneth Atkinson, are serving life sentences in Texas prisons. They are eligible for parole in 2031.  Continue reading...

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