A heinous crime that took place in Oklahoma over the span of two decades left the victim with nine children through rape.
A federal grand jury indicted 63-year-old Henri Michelle Piette for kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico. During her time in captivity, Rosalynn Michelle McGinnis was forced to bear nine of her stepfather's children.
According to an indictment a grand jury in Muskogee, Oklahoma Wednesday, Piette is accused of kidnapping Rosalynn Michelle in 1995 or 1996 and traveling with the intent to have sex with her.
McGinnis said in an interview with People magazine, "Knowing that the man who physically took 22 years from me, leaving me with a lifetime of painful challenges, has been captured makes today one of the most pivotal times of my life."
Wagoner County court records also indicate Piette is charged with first-degree rape of a victim under age 14, child abuse by injury and two counts of lewd molestation. The documents also say Piette changed McGinnis' name and his own in an attempt to stay hidden.
The court documents say two of McGinnis children were conceived before she was 18 and another seven were conceived after she turned 18. McGinnis provided federal officials with information that lead to his arrest and said that he "had strong connections with the Mexican Mafia."
The kidnapping charges alone could mean a life sentence and a $250,000 fine while travel with intent to engage in a sexual act with a juvenile is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The first-degree rape charge is also punishable by life in prison while child abuse by injury can also provide a life sentence. Lewd molestation is punishable with 25 years in prison if the victim is under 12.
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