Since she was only 7 years old when she was rescued, authorities never released the name of the girl in the cage. Today, she is 21 years old and goes by the name of Chelsea.

Chelsea says she has blocked out many of the painful memories, but she does remember physically being in the cage. She says she knows she was in there long enough to have to go to the bathroom, to get hungry, to want to get out and stretch her legs. She also says there were times when she was in the cage overnight.

"It's hard to talk about because my memories are so fragmented, and we didn't have mirrors or anything, so I didn't know my age. I didn't know what I looked like," Chelsea says.

After Chelsea was rescued by police, she was sent to foster care. She says she lived in several different homes before she was adopted, but she was eventually sent back to foster care. "[That life] was just as bad, except it was emotionally abusive. Not physically. It was just scarring—scarring as in 'I'm going to have to deal with that for the rest of my life,'" she says.


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