Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Shocking story of how former student repeatedly r-ped his teacher and held her and daughter for 53 days

A teacher who was abducted and repeatedly r-ped by an obsessed former student has told how she and her daughter miraculously survived the horrifying ordeal.

Mary Stauffer was 36 when she and her eight-year-old daughter Beth were kidnapped at gunpoint by her former algebra student Ming Sen Shiue.

Shiue murdered a six-year-old bystander and then held the mother and daughter for 53 days until they managed to escape his home and raise the alarm.

Almost 40 years on, their story has been turned into a new Lifetime film called Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story, starring How I Met Your Mother and American Pie actress Alyson Hannigan.

The mother and daughter, who were locked inside a room, managed to escape when Mary removed hinge pins from a door and broke it open while Shiue was at work.

It was something she had seen her father do when she was younger.

Speaking before the Lifetime film airs on TV, Mary told Fox News: “I held the door with one hand and I pulled the hinge pin with the other. It came out just like it was greased … it was a miracle.

"Beth, she panicked right away. She said, ‘Mama, don’t do it. Mummy, you know what he said. If he finds us escaping, he’s going to kill us. Just wait for the police’.

“Then I did a nasty thing, perhaps in the eyes of an eight-year-old. I slapped her cheek because she … panicked. I thought, ‘I have to get some reality into her’."

Mary, a teacher and missionary, said she and Beth prayed daily and their faith kept them alive as they were help captive.

The mother and daughter were leaving a beauty salon in the US city of Roseville, Minnesota, when they were abducted in May 1980.

As they were forced into a car Mary didn't recognise her kidnapper, who had been one of her high school students 15 years earlier.

She didn't know why Shiue, then 29, was abducting them with a gun held at her daughter's side, but she initially thought it was a robbery.

Shiue, who was born in Taiwan and moved to the US aged eight, forced Mary to drive his car to a remote location, where he bound them and forced them into the boot.

He drove off but later pulled over to cover their mouths with duct tape after he heard them praying loudly.

When he stopped again two young boys noticed a commotion and one of them - six-year-old Jason Wilkman - peered inside the boot and saw the mother and daughter.

Shiue, an electronics shop owner who had spent years looking for Mary, grabbed Jason and tossed him into the boot and drove off with all three inside.

Mary attempted to console the terrified and sobbing young boy, who was pulled out of the car a short time later and bludgeoned to death with a metal rod.

His body was dumped in woodland, and Mary and Beth were taken to Shiue's home, where they were chained up and locked in a closet.

Mary was raped every day and Shiue recorded video of the attacks, some of which lasted hours.

After 53 days, they finally managed to flee the house and alert the police. Jason's remains were found.

Shiue was later convicted of abducting Mary and Beth, and raping Mary, and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

At a second trial, where he was convicted of murdering Jason, he smuggled a knife into the courtroom and slashed Mary's face as she testified against him.

Shiue was jailed for 40 years for murder, to be served concurrently with the earlier sentence.

A judge later ruled that he was still a threat to the public and should never be released on parole.