‘I lived in a prison’: Rudy Farias speaks out for first time as he denies mom molested him but says he was ‘brainwashed and manipulated’ during eight-year sham disappearance
- Rudy Farias has spoken out for the first time since he mysteriously reappeared earlier this month
- The Texan was missing for eight years before he was found July 3 in a bruised and bloodied state inside a church
- Farias has accused his mother of keeping him captive the whole time, recently saying he felt like he ‘lived in a prison’
Rudy Farias has spoken out for the first time to deny that he was ever molested by his mother, but instead said he was ‘brainwashed and manipulated’ during his imprisonment.
The Texan had been missing for eight years, before he mysteriously reappeared this month amid allegations from neighbors that he was often spotted in the local area.
Speaking to Fox26Houston, Farias said his ordeal was ‘as if I lived in a prison’, adding ‘I just wanted to be free. I just wanted to live my life.’
Farias had been missing for eight years, before he mysteriously reappeared amid allegations from neighbors that he was often spotted in the local area
Rudy has accused his mother Janie Santana (pictured) of keeping him captive for almost a decade
Farias’ time in alleged imprisonment began in March 2015, when Farias’ mother reported him missing to Houston police.
But while authorities searched for him for almost a decade, Farias has now given an insight into his life in captivity.
He claimed his mother wouldn’t physically restrain him, but instead deceived and abused him into not wanting to leave.
‘She would manipulate me into saying I would get arrested for speeding ticket,’ he said. ‘It just felt like brainwashing, honestly.’
He added that he remained under her shadow for so long because of the manipulation, which he now described as like ‘Stockholm Syndrome’.