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Lawyer: Kidnapped N.H. teen endured 'unspeakable' acts

A lawyer representing Abigail Hernandez and her family said the allegedly kidnapped teen needs privacy to heal.
By Frances Burns   |   Aug. 13, 2014 at 1:30 PM   |   Comments

CONWAY, N.H., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Abigail Hernandez, the New Hampshire teenager who disappeared for nine months, endured "numerous acts of unspeakable violence," a lawyer said.

Michael Coyne, a Lowell, Mass., lawyer who represents Hernandez and her family, posted a statement on Bring Abby Home, a website set up while she was missing. He said the family needs privacy while Hernandez is dealing with nine months in captivity.

"As the justice system moves forward, and the evidence is revealed, questions about this horrific event will be answered," he said. "Abby was violently abducted by a stranger. For many months, she suffered numerous acts of unspeakable violence. Through her faith, fortitude and resilience, she is alive today and home with her family."

Hernandez vanished days before her 15th birthday as she walked home from Kennett High School in Conway in October. Nathaniel Kibby, 34, who attended the same school in the 1990s, has been charged with kidnapping her and is being held on $1 million bail.

Kibby was arrested at his home in a trailer park in Gorham, 30 miles to the north. Hernandez had reappeared a few days earlier.

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