“It’s their story. We can wait for them to tell it. They have the right to do that,” said Tiffany Moon, an advocate for kidnapping and abuse survivors.
“My stepfather came to kidnap me from my elementary school – where he knew where I was,” said Moon.
While her kidnapping lasted but a few hours, Moon said it was enough — along with the abuse — to scar her for life.
To help herself and others, Moon started support groups and the Tiffany Moon Foundation.
Moon believes what happened in Ohio has triggered traumatic memories for many other victims.
“A lot of people have stepped forward for the first time and asked for help and support,” said Moon.
She hopes the public and media will now support the Ohio victims by leaving them alone.
“They need privacy and time to heal. They need to know their bodies and their lives are still valuable,” said Moon.