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Tenn. Teen Elizabeth Thomas Might be ‘Very Attached’ to Teacher Who Allegedly Abducted Her: Psychologist

Tenn. Teen Elizabeth Thomas Might be ‘Very Attached’ to Teacher Who Allegedly Abducted Her: Psychologist

Elizabeth Thomas might still be struggling with conflicted feelings about the high school teacher who allegedly abducted her, a psychologist who survived child sex abuse tells People.

Last week, Elizabeth, now 16, gave an interview to the Columbia Daily Herald, saying, “I don’t regret it, nor do I say it was the right thing to do. It was an experience I’ll have to live with the rest of my life.”

According to psychologist and author Dr. Michelle Stevens, sexual crime victims often are ambivalent about their abusers. Elizabeth, she says, might feel a range of emotions toward suspect Tad Cummins,

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