Police officers never know what to expect, and anything can happen, so they must be prepared. When officers responded to a call and entered a home Auburn, Massachusetts, what they found in one of the rooms uncovered a shocking and terrifying trail of crime, sexual abuse, and scandal.
This time of year, police are extra busy. As most of the world settles down for the holidays and preparations for the new year, there is a segment of society who gets up to no good. They exploit this season, preying on unsuspecting victims. Police are forced to confront robberies, muggings, home invasions, and sometimes even murder.
Officer George Vranos of the Auburn Police Department was preparing for the worst when he entered a home. However, he likely didn’t expect to find a young New Jersey girl, who was missing since Christmas, tied up in a room. According to reports, the basement room was a torture chamber. Now, a case is being held to decide the fate of the many people who kidnapped, tortured, and raped the teenager.
A 16-year-old missing New Jersey girl who was found in the basement of a Massachusetts home told police she was held against her will, raped several times, had her hair shaved off and burned with a cigarette, according to testimony at a Wednesday hearing.
Auburn police Officer George Vranos said the teenage girl, believed to be a runaway, was found on Dec. 27 inside a room that he described as a “torture chamber.”
He said she was crying when they discovered her and when police asked her to remove a knit hat she was wearing. After seeing a bag full of hair near her, they saw her head had been shaved.
“She was looking at the floor whimpering,” Vranos testified during a dangerousness hearing at Worcester Central District Court, according to Mass Live.
“Her hair was in a Christmas bag,” Auburn Detective Eric Dyson said, according to the Boston Herald. [Source: Fox News]
A group of young adults kidnapped the girl and proceeded to torture, drug, and rape her, but the story only gets more bizarre. One of the alleged kidnappers claims the victim was working with another group of criminals.
Investigators have photos of two men they suspect are behind an armed home invasion at the house Dec. 27, which the victim was accused of setting up, police said…
Krystal Lugo “turned on the victim, blaming her for setting them up, for orchestrating the home invasion,” Nechev said.
“The victim was picked up by all of the defendants and put into the chair,” she said. “A machete was held at the victim’s neck at the direction of Krystal.”
Krystal Lugo, the victim said, also threatened to kill her and her family if she spoke to police. [Source: Boston Herald]
The kidnappers accused the victim of setting up a home invasion and robbery, a terrible thing, to be sure. However, does that justify kidnapping a 16-year-old, torturing, drugging, and raping her? Of course not. The judge will not be looking kindly on this group of alleged criminals, regardless of what excuse they invent.
It seems like this group of thugs spent time punishing this young girl. They shaved her head, putting the hair in a Christmas bag. They burned her with cigarettes. Putting a knife to her throat, they threatened to kill her and her family. Using a joint laced with drugs, several people raped her.
The events sound like something out of a horror movie. Yet, this happened over the holiday season. What can you say about people so depraved, they’d do this without a second thought? Only after confidential informants alerted police was this girl able to go free.
The fact that this case is already being reviewed by a judge tells you how serious law enforcement is taking it. The depths of these crimes are almost too much to believe. Hopefully, justice will be served and quickly.