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18-Year-Old Who Escaped Abuse Wants Siblings Freed from Adoptive Mother
URBANDALE, Iowa -- Eighteen-year-old Malayia Knapp is free and doing well now, but for years she lived in hell at a home on Hickory Lane in Urbandale. Knapp says she was tortured at the hands and direction of her adoptive mother Mindy Knapp. "She would beat us and make us do exercises and dump water on us and make us go without food and water, but then she would lock us in the room if we had any injuries so that we wouldn't be able to tell anybody or do anything about it," said Malayia.