Tonight's special guest is Kelli Bungert from Sparta, Wisconsin, a survivor of rape, incest, and domestic abuse. Kelli was assaulted by her father since she was 3, and his sexual abuse continued until she was 21. "I was being assaulted 3 to 4 times a week to start," she says. "As I got older it got worse." In the end she gave birth to 3 boys, all of which were all product of his rapes. Kelli tried to tell some family members when she was 12 and they called the police. "The police came and questioned me with my father standing right behind me," she explains, "so I told the cops I had lied." Kelli ran away when she was 14. "At the point my father forced me to sleep in his room so I wouldnt do it again." She goes on, "At 15 he had my mom take me out of school because he was so scared and he wanted me in his sight at all times. After that my mom moved out." Her three boys came along at 17, 18 and 21, but she was never allowed to go to a doctor's appointment alone. "He even made me get a job with one of his family members so they would keep an eye on me." After her third son was born she was in a chat room begging for someone help. A woman who lived close by responded. She earned her father's trust and convinced him to let her take his daughter to the next doctor appointment. "Instead we went to the police station armed with DNA proof of what he had been doing to me." He was arrested and charged with incest of a child, but was let let out on bond and almost killed Kelli. "He was also charged with intimidating a witness," she says. He served 15 years in prison and was released a year ago. "I just recently went public in my area reaching out to other survivors," Kelli explains. She hopes telling her story will help others.
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