Marcy Villalon and Cleo Erickson
"He had an addiction and that I was helping to cure him, “so he wouldn’t have to bother anyone else.”
"I didn't know how I was going to do that, but I did."
"My baby girl came into the world at 4.35am, August 18, 1994. I am fourteen years old and very, very scared. Recounting that day, I can't believe it was me that went through this. How did I not just go insane with worry?"
feelings of trust or affection felt in certain cases of kidnapping or hostage-taking by a victim toward a captor.
is considered a complex reaction to a frightening situation, and experts do not agree completely onall of its characteristic features or on the factors that make some people more susceptible than others to developing it.
Although it is a complex psychological response, it's most dangerous as a hostage can become sympathetic toward a kidnapper or predator and allow abusive activity to continue.
- The crisis situation lasts for several days or longer.
- The hostage takers remain in contact with the hostages; that is, the hostages are not placed in a separate room.
- The hostage takers show some kindness toward the hostages or at least refrain from harming them. Hostages abusedby captors typically feel anger toward them and do not usually develop the syndrome.