Police in the city of Vallejo initially discounted a report by Denise Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, that a masked intruder drugged them in their home and then kidnapped her in The assailant sexually assaulted Huskins and released her two days later outside her family's home in Southern California, more than miles away. The Associated Press doesn't normally name victims of sexual assault, but Huskins has frequently spoken publicly about the case in the past.
Denise was taken from the home and held captive at a remote location, where she was drugged and raped twice by her abductor.
Despite Muller's guilty plea, Denise said she continued to be harassed online by strangers convinced she faked her high-profile abduction. In the closet, they were drugged and blindfolded with blacked out goggles. And then to have people attacking you on social media, the whole 'Gone Girl' label - a whole persona was placed on me that had nothing to do with who I am.
We want to share our story and help other people to let them know that they aren't alone. Muller, 44, would plead guilty in to one count of federal kidnapping.
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The case became known - erroneously - as the "Gone Girl" kidnappingreferencing the popular book and movie about a woman who faked her own kidnapping. Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Close in.
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We've always helped people at an individual level. Police publicly questioned the s of Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn until evidence proved the couple was telling the truth.
Although I was not chief in when this incident occurred, I would like to extend my deepest apology to Ms. Quinn for how they were treated during this ordeal. Close this dialog window View image.
After their ordeal, it would take three months and a chance discovery before the couple received a modicum of justice. Huskins and Mr. Quinn is horrific and evil.
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Their attackers, they were told, were from a well-organized, highly-trained group that collected financial debt. When Denise was released, the couple's trauma wasn't over. Denise would be kidnapped, they said - and then returned in 48 hours if Aaron paid a ransom.
This is an opportunity to help people on a larger scale. Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn. In Junepolice investigating a case involving a masked intruder some 40 miles away in Alameda County, Calif.
He was sentenced to 40 years in prison. You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. FB Tweet More.
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He faces additional state charges including kidnapping, two counts of rape by force, robbery and burglary but in Novemberhe was found mentally incompetent to stand trial. He is currently at a Solano County Jail competency-treatment program.
Vallejo police, to whom Aaron had reported the kidnapping, didn't believe the couple - and publicly cast doubt on their. As the new Chief of Police, I am committed to making sure survivors are given compassionate service with dignity and respect. But it doesn't ever really get easy. An exclusive clip is shown below. She was released two days later on March 25 near her mother's home in Huntington Beach, Calif.