USA Today, March 24, 2000

Baptist minister & wife convicted: Kidnapping, rape, child abuse

Blountville, Tennessee - A Baptist minister and his wife were convicted of abusing a girl they took from an orphanage in 1978 and raised as the family servant. The Rev. Joseph Combs, 51, faces up to 144 years in prison for kidnapping, rape and assault. Evangeline Combs, 50, faces up to 73 years in prison for kidnapping and child abuse.

For full story, see "Police say pastor and wife kidnapped and brainwashed girl to be family servant," The Associated Press, New York Times, November 11, 1998.

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