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Woman kidnapped by own stepdad for 20 years; forced to have his nine children



Poor little Rosalynn McGinnis knew what her mum’s boyfriend was doing was wrong, but he terrified her with his threats.

Rosalynn was just 10 years old, and living in Poteau, Oklahoma, when evil Henri Michelle Piette started to s.e.xually abuse her.

Piette, then 42, was also beating Rosalynn’s mum – it was already an appalling situation, but it was about to get even more horrific.

Rosalynn was 12 when her mother ended the violent relationship and Piette took his revenge. On January 31, 1997, he went to Rosalynn’s school and abducted the young girl from the front of the building.

Her mum, who has never spoken publicly about the case, reported her daughter missing – Rosalynn had vanished. Piette went on the run.

This wasn’t just to scare Rosalynn’s mum – Piette had no intention of ever returning her.

They travelled to Wagoner in Oklahoma and he ‘married’ Rosalynn in a fake wedding ceremony to give her a disgustingly clear message – she belonged to him now. Piette told her that her mum didn’t want her any more and that she would be dismissed and forgotten as a runaway.

Piette continued to r.a.p.e Rosalynn and that abuse would continue throughout her whole ordeal. They travelled around the US, through the states of Texas, Montana, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, until they tried to disappear in Mexico.

Piette did everything he could to keep them both under the radar. He made Rosalynn change her appearance by dyeing her hair and making her wear glasses – she had several names while in captivity.

Piette was violent and Rosalynn lived in fear of him. She had no idea what he would do to her if she tried to escape – and soon, Rosalynn had even more to lose if she stepped out of line.

In 2000, Rosalynn was just 15 when she had Piette’s first child. She would be forced to have eight more of his children.

Rosalynn endured daily physical and sexual abuse, but her children kept her going. Piette would tell the children they were animals and that they were only alive because Rosalynn was there otherwise he would have killed them.

They suffered with his temper – so Rosalynn would step in to defend them if he hit them.

She deliberately took the brunt of his anger to protect them. Piette regularly beat her with his fists, a bat, beer bottles and pieces of wood. She suffered from broken bones that were rarely seen by a doctor.

Rosalynn’s children knew that Piette was abusive but they had no idea that their mum had been snatched and was living in captivity. Rosalynn never forgot – and neither had Piette.

When Rosalynn was 18, Piette made her go to a police station in Arizona and tell officers that she had run away.

The plan was so they would take her off the national missing person’s registry. Piette had three of her children in the car, parked three blocks away, and said that if she didn’t return within two hours, she would never see them again. Rosalynn felt she had no choice but to do as she was told.

Eventually, Piette had Rosalynn and her children living in various locations in Mexico, and their home was a filthy, squalid tent. Piette spent any money they had on drugs and alcohol and Rosalynn was forced to beg on the streets for food to feed her kids.

Police continued to search for the missing girl. Once, Piette made them travel back to Oklahoma and forced Rosalynn to write and post letters so people would believe she was still living in the state.

By early 2016, Rosalynn was 32 years old. She had been living a nightmare for two decades. Her oldest child was 17 and the youngest was four and they were pitching their tent in Oaxaca, Mexico.

One day, Rosalynn was shopping in a supermarket with her children – at the time her alias was Stephanie.

While they were waiting to pay, Rosalynn started to chat to a couple in the queue. The man and the woman sensed something wasn’t right. They could see ‘Stephanie’ had a lot of children, who looked thin and malnourished.

The age difference between Rosalynn and Piette was also very obvious – Piette was 62 at the time. They started to ask more questions and worked out that ‘Stephanie’ had been just 15 when she’d had her eldest son.

When it was time to pay, Rosalynn didn’t have enough money and the kind couple paid for it.

Piette knew the pair had realised something was wrong and forced his captive family to move locations – but the couple tracked Rosalynn down and let her know that if she could get away from Piette, they would help her escape whatever situation she was in.

They knew Rosalynn was trapped in an abusive relationship – they never imagined the scale of it.

In the July, Rosalynn’s eldest child left home by himself.

And when Piette was passed out from drinking, Rosalynn collected her remaining eight children, a few belongings and fled to the home of the couple.

They were welcomed and Rosalynn revealed the whole story.

The couple were even able to find records on the internet of Rosalynn being a missing child. They helped her find refuge with US authorities in Mexico.

The nightmare might have been physically over, but it would never end mentally.

The whole family were suffering from the trauma of the past two decades and even though they had escaped, they knew that Piette was still out there. Rosalynn was looking over her shoulder.

Names of victims of sexual crimes are withheld, but now she was free, she sought more protection by speaking out about her ordeal and waiving her anonymity.

Rosalynn went public with her story and told the world about how she was snatched, r.a.p.e.d and beaten.

She shared unthinkable horrors, such as how she first fell pregnant at 13 but had a miscarriage that Piette dismissed with the cruel flush of a toilet – and how she’d once been hit so hard with a frying pan that the wound was down to the bone.

Rosalynn said looking back she now realises that Piette had been grooming her for a year before the abduction. Everyone heard all about the twisted ‘stepfather’ who took a young girl from her school and brutally stole 20 years of her life.

It would take a year before Piette was tracked down, hiding in Dallas. He was arrested and charged but he was defiant about Rosalynn’s claims and insisted he’d done nothing wrong.



Breaking: Kellysbookstore opens for business, to push boundaries….




Kellysbookstore, an online bookstore has opened its online store for avid readers all over the world and the CEO of the company ,Miss Opemipo Fabiyi has opened up on why she joined other firms selling books online.


Kellysbookstore, an online bookstore based in Lagos has now officially opened its store and the firm promises to change the way online bookstore operates in Nigeria and other parts of the world. The bookstore according to its President and CEO, Miss Opemipo Fabiyi stocks books from different genres viz; Children, icton,business,religous,non-fiction,biography,classics and so on.


Opemipo whilst speaking to CityNews Newspaper states that Kellysbookstore ”is out to become the number one marketplace for books in Nigeria. Our customers and would-be customers alike can search for a book by title or author using their web browser, add it to their shopping cart, and then purchase it using a debit or credit card transaction. According to Opemeipo ‘we deliver a unique experience to our customers as we have put in place structures that support book lovers who wish to patronise us.We are out to do things differently in our sub-sector”.

Customers can reach on using our different social media handles.


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Man’s Inhumanity to A Teenage Girl – Olori Janet Afolabi




Labake is a mentally challenged teenager. Two years ago someone took advantage of her condition, impregnated and abandoned her. She was begging for food and money to survive.

The first time l saw her was in October 2020 when she strayed into my event. She was being dragged out by security men when she caught the attention of Kafayat Oyetola, Osun state , First Lady,who was my guest.

The First Lady took Labake to Oshogbo,rehabilited, took care of her till she delivered. Then she brought Labake back to Apomu,headquarters of Isokan local government area of Osun state.

This year again,2022, an unknown man whose name according to Labake is “Operator” impregnated her and disappeared.

On Thursday November 3, l was told Labake was at the Palace gate.I thought it was her usual visit for support. I asked my staff to take some things to her.He came back with a paper and said Labake was crying profusely.

The paper was the Scan result which showed among other things that she had been due since October 24 and the baby’s breech position in her womb posed great danger to her life.The baby’s head was up instead of down.The ideal position for birth is head down.

I asked the security to let her in. When l saw her, l didn’t need to be told that she was in great pain.l called Julius Edet and Moses Bello (both members of the Medical team l set up for my project “Initiative To Stop Teenage Pregnancy,) to come to the Palace .

They took her to the Health Center. After payment was made for registration and tests, the officials said there was no doctor to attend to her.

She was taken to another Health centre.The Matron spoke to me.She said Labake’s condition was beyond them.She advised that Labake be taken to a private hospital or General hospital Oluyoro in Ibadan because the only way she could give birth was through operation.

For me Ibadan was not an option at all because of distance and gridlock.Labake may not have have survived the stress in the condition that she was.

I decided to call Goke Odetunde, Chairman of our local government .He responded immediately.l told him the situation on ground.He said Labake should to be taken to a private hospital in a neighbouring community.
He also paid the bill.

To the glory of Almighty God,the operation was successful.She delivered a baby boy.Mother and child are alive.

But the journey to save Labake has not ended.I would like to rehabilitate and provide a secured shelter for her.She can then acquire a skill or start a trade.

I want to thank the Chairman for the rapid response and kind gesture.Julius and Moses for devoting their time and attention to be with Labake throughout her agonising hours.

I want to appeal to the men who keep talking advantage of Labake’s mental condition to sexually harrass/ abuse/ impregnate her, to desist. If she were your sister or daughter l do not think you will be happy if someone does that to her.

Most likely, you would describe such action as man’s inhumanity to a vulnerable teenager girl.

Olori Janet Afolabi is a CNN Award Winning Journalist, Author and Queen of Apomu Land.

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What You Should Know About King Charles III




Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history recently died at the age of 96, according to a statement by Buckingham Palace.

Following the demise of the queen, she is expected to be succeeded by Prince Charles, the eldest of her four children with her late husband, Prince Philip.

Prince Charles III also known as Charles Philip Arthur George was born on 14 November 1948 and was heir and Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay from 1952. As the oldest and the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, he has since held the title from July 1958.

Early life

As the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, he was born in Buckingham Palace and attended Cheam and Gordonstoun schools, just like his father, Prince Phillip before furthering at the Timbertop campus of Geelong Grammar School in Victoria, Australia.

He became the Prince of Wales in 1969, among other royal titles, after he had spent a term at the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth, where he learned to speak Welsh. Two years later, Charles took his seat in the House of Lords, the upper house of the parliament of the United Kingdom.

Upon earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge, Charles served in the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy from 1971 to 1976.

Family and personal life

In 1981, Charles married Lady Diana Spencer, who became the Princess of Wales and together, they had two sons, William and Harry, who are second and sixth in line to the throne.

In 1992, the couple agreed to separate in late 1992, and their marriage was dissolved about four years later.

In 2005, Charles married Camilla, who became known as the Duchess of Cornwall and the couple lived together in Clarence House, a British royal residence on The Mall in London. However, they are expected to move into Buckingham Palace now that he is king.

Charles has five grandchildren from both of his sons.

Special interests

With a particular focus on global sustainability, he has spearheaded a number of initiatives and charitable work over the years.

In 2007, he started an initiative called Mosaic, which offers mentoring programs to young people growing up in deprived communities.

In 2010, he also launched the Campaign for Wool to promote awareness of the environmental benefits of wool and expand the market for British sheep farmers who are struggling to make ends meet.

Charles and Camilla, 75, are also expected to be coronated side-by-side, per Elizabeth’s request that Camilla becomes queen consort – the title given to the wife of a reigning king.

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