Love with an Improper Stranger

Sexual deprogramming goes on trial in Cincinnati

It started out like a quickie Hollywood knockoff of the Patty Hearst story. Pretty, dark-haired Stephanie Riethmiller and her roommate, Patty Thiemann, both 20, were walking home to their apartment in a Cincinnati suburb one evening last October when two young men stopped them, ostensibly to ask directions. Suddenly, the men grabbed Riethmiller and dragged her to a waiting van, squirting Mace in Thiemann's face to prevent her from following. As the van sped off, the terrified Riethmiller discovered that her father William was among her...

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