A mother has described being gang-raped, beaten and tortured at the side of a road by a gang while her young son slept in her car nearly 40 years ago.
Charise Thompson has told her story in an emotional Facebook post decades after she says she was kidnapped by a gang of six men by the side of a highway between the cities of Freer and Laredo, in Duval County, Texas.
She took to social media to tell her story because she says she wants to help other victims of sexual violence.
While driving to her mother's for Thanksgiving in 1981, Thompson tells how she got out her car to change a flat tire and was bundled into the back of a van by a gang of six men.
Charise Thompson was attacked by a gang of six men as she changed a car tire by the side of a highway between the cities of Freer and Laredo, in Duval County, Texas, November 1981.