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Man gets life for kidnapping stepdaughter, holding her captive for 19 years

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Henri Michelle Piette
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An Oklahoma man convicted of kidnapping his stepdaughter as a child and holding her in captivity for nearly 20 years has been sentenced to life in prison, prosecutors said Tuesday.Henri Michelle Piette was found guilty in June by a federal jury of kidnapping and traveling with intent to engage in a sexual act with a juvenile following a seven-day trial that detailed the horrific conditions Rosalynn McGinnis endured.Piette repeatedly raped and abused her and fathered her nine children during the nearly two-decade ordeal, which began when Piette kidnapped her in 1997 when she was 12 years old.This site is protected by recaptcha Privacy Policy | Terms of ServiceMcGinnis, now in her 30s, fled with eight of her nine children, in early 2016 after befriending a couple she met at a grocery store in Mexico.A judge on Feb. 20 sentenced Piette to life for the kidnapping conviction, and 30 years on the traveling with intent to engage in sexual acts with a juvenile conviction, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma said in Tuesday's statement.

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