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Oklahoma man indicted for keeping his stepdaughter captive in Mexico for 19 years

December 17, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Oklahoma man indicted for keeping his stepdaughter captive in Mexico for 19 years

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Oklahoma man accused of ‘heinous crimes’ against children indicted

An Oklahoma grand jury has indicted a 63-year-old man who allegedly kidnapped his stepdaughter when she was 11 years old, and held her captive for 19 years in Mexico, during which he fathered her nine children.

On Wednesday, the indictment was filed against Henri Michelle Piette, who is accused of abducting Rosalynn Michelle McGinnis in 1995 with the intent to have sex with her.

An FBI agent revealed in an affidavit that Piette first had sex with the girl, whose mother had been engaged to him before the couple split, at a residence in Wagoner, on the bottom of a bunk bed, when she was approximately 11-years-old.

The victim, who is now 33-year-old, managed to flee from Piette last year in Mexico, where they were living with their family, and she went to the U.S. Embassy for assistance.

Henry Piette allegedly kidnapped and raped Rosalynn McGinnis before she was a teenager Police handout

Piette is facing additional charges of lewd molestation, first-degree rape of someone under 14-year-old and child abuse. He is scheduled to appear back in court on January 4th.

In October, Piette was taken into custody in Mexico and was then extradited to Oklahoma.

In an interview with Fox 23, a defiant Piette refused the allegations that he raped his stepdaughter, saying: “I made love to my wife. We were married.”

He also accused McGinnis and his kids of lying about him.

Rose McGinnis told People Magazine she was held captive for 19 years, by her stepfather and gave birth to 9 of his children

McGinnis was only 9-years-old when her mother started going out with Piette. He started to sexually abuse her while the man was still dating her mother.

When she was 11, she said she was forced to ‘marry’ Piette in an illegal ceremony that was performed by his son, who was 15 at the time.

In 1997, her mother left Piette because he had been physically assaulting her.

He sought revenge by kidnapping Rosalynn from school with the assistance of his son and going on the lam with his three children. McGinnis said that before he took her to Mexico, they drove through the U.S.

Mcginnis said she was just 11,  when she was forced to ‘marry’ Piette in the back of a van. She is pictured with him on her 13th birthday when he threw her a quinceanera

She alleges that he introduced her to his kids as their “new mother.”

In Mexico, she said she was forced to undergo daily sexual assault or rape and gave birth to nine children.

She alleges that they lived under the radar and that no one in Mexico was suspicious until she spoke to a woman who lived near their tent last year.

That woman then recovered a missing person’s poster from 1997 with the victim’s name on it.

In 2016, she escaped from their dirty tent with eight of the nine children she had with Piette and used a pay phone in Oaxaca City to call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

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