A Florida couple has been arrested for years of physical and sexual abuse of a teenage girl. The unnamed victim was sent to live with Rob and Marie Johnson of Port St. Lucie after her mother died nine years ago — and according to the girl, now 21-years-old, she was subjected to horrific physical and sexual abuse almost from the moment she moved in with the Johnsons.
The Johnsons are true, die-hard, Old Testament Christians, at least in the sense that they believe in the Biblical definition of marriage — that a man may have multiple wives, all of whom are his property. When their victim moved in with them at only 13 years old, she learned quite a lot about God’s love. Before exiting middle school, the girl was an unwilling participant in violations of her body by the Christian couple. Forced to call Rob Johnson “Master,” she says she endured five years of sexual and physical torture before finally moving away to Indiana.
While raping and abusing the girl, Rob Johnson “held Sunday school classes for his family at their home, invoking Old Testament Bible passages to justify the actions,” the Toronto Sun reports. The girl was not permitted to attend a real school, and was instead homeschooled. She was not permitted to use the phone, was made to sleep in the same room as her abusers, and was forced to rehearse excuses when and if a doctor asked her about her sexual activity.