Woman sexually abused as child indicted in sex assault of child

DENTON, Texas — A North Texas woman who was rescued from a trash and feces-strewn closet as a child and later spoke publicly about her abuse has been indicted on child sex abuse charges.

The Dallas Morning News reports a Denton County grand jury indicted 25-year-old Lauren Ashley Kavanaugh on Thursday. She’s been in Denton County Jail since her December arrest in lieu of $10,000 bond. Jail records don’t show that she has an attorney.

Lewisville police say Kavanaugh admitted having a “sexual relationship” with a 14-year-old girl she met through a Facebook page Kavanaugh uses to support and befriend other abuse victims.

Kavanaugh was age 8 and weighed 25 pounds in 2001 when investigators found her in a Dallas County mobile home closet. Authorities say she’d also been sexually abused.

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