'Missing' Rudy Farias' mom 'kept him hidden and abused him for 8 years,' counsellor claims

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By Asiya Ali

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A counselor has claimed that a young man who was found after going missing for eight years was actually locked up in his home by his own mother.

Earlier this week it was reported that Rudolph 'Rudy' Farias IV had been found after going missing on March 6, 2015, while walking his dogs in Houston, Texas.

Farias was 17 years old at the time of his disappearance, and it was revealed to the public that he was diagnosed with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety, and had likely stopped taking his medication, according to ABC 7.

The young man's family made a desperate appeal after he was declared missing, and their hopes appeared to be founded when he was found alive last Thursday (June 29), when a good samaritan made a 911 call reporting an unconscious man outside a church, per the outlet.

When first responders arrived at 76th and Avenue K in Magnolia Park, they found Farias - who is now 25 years old - in a disheveled state and contacted his family to tell them he had been found.

Confirming the news on social media, the Texas Center for the Missing shared a Twitter post: "After 8 long years, Rudy has been located safe. Please continue to keep his family in your prayers as Rudy recovers in the hospital."

His mother, Janie Santana, also shared a statement declaring that it was a miracle her missing son had been discovered, and claimed he was "nonverbal," adding: "We are asking for privacy during this difficult time but will share more details as Rudy continues to heal."

The missing person story has now taken a bizarre and dark turn after Farias spoke to investigators about his whereabouts for the last eight years.

Although the police are yet to officially reveal what Farias told them in his interview, community activist Quannell X has spoken to press claiming he knows what the young man had said.

According to Daily Mail, Quanell X addressed questions at a press conference outside the hotel and claimed Farias only spoke up after police separated him from his mother for questioning.

In addition to this, the activist told reporters that the young man alleged that he had been sexually abused and heavily drugged by his mom for years, per ABC13.

"I never heard of a mother doing to a child what this woman did," Quanell X said. "That boy needs to go to the best drug rehab and best psychological, mental health facility we can find for him. He's a good kid. That kid was just severely abused."

Quanell X also claimed that Farias told him he ran away in 2015 but returned two days later. He also reportedly said that Santana threatened him, by saying that he would get into trouble with law enforcement if he said anything, so for almost a decade, he wasn't allowed to leave the home where she would allegedly sexually abuse him.

"She convinced him that he was in trouble for initially running away and that law enforcement wanted to arrest him and put him in jail for running away," Quanell X said. "She had convinced him that all types of agencies were looking for him to put him in jail."

The 25-year-old allegedly said that authorities located him because he stole his mother's car to get away from her. It has not been confirmed when Farias ran away before turning up outside the church last Thursday, but the counselor disclosed that he was carrying his mom's credit card which was issued two years ago.

"So if he's been missing for eight years, how the hell did he get that credit card in his pocket?", Quanell questioned.

Making the case even stranger, a neighbor named Kisha Ross, who lives on the same street as Farias' mother, said that she had no idea that the man was missing, despite being friendly with his family.

"He used to come in my garage, chill with my cousin, son, and daughter," Ross claimed, as cited by the outlet. "That boy has never been missing."

As more questions emerge regarding Farias' whereabouts, his mother deleted a GoFundMe account she had created for medical costs. Furthermore, The HPD released a statement saying that it will not be commenting on the allegations against Santana.

"Detectives with our Missing Persons Unit interviewed Mr. Rudy Farias, 25, and his mother today," HPD penned. "While there are reports of some of the content of the interviews being released, our detectives are not in a position at this time to discuss specifics of the interviews or if the content being released is entirely factual."

Featured image credit: Houston Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers / Getty

'Missing' Rudy Farias' mom 'kept him hidden and abused him for 8 years,' counsellor claims

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By Asiya Ali

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A counselor has claimed that a young man who was found after going missing for eight years was actually locked up in his home by his own mother.

Earlier this week it was reported that Rudolph 'Rudy' Farias IV had been found after going missing on March 6, 2015, while walking his dogs in Houston, Texas.

Farias was 17 years old at the time of his disappearance, and it was revealed to the public that he was diagnosed with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety, and had likely stopped taking his medication, according to ABC 7.

The young man's family made a desperate appeal after he was declared missing, and their hopes appeared to be founded when he was found alive last Thursday (June 29), when a good samaritan made a 911 call reporting an unconscious man outside a church, per the outlet.

When first responders arrived at 76th and Avenue K in Magnolia Park, they found Farias - who is now 25 years old - in a disheveled state and contacted his family to tell them he had been found.

Confirming the news on social media, the Texas Center for the Missing shared a Twitter post: "After 8 long years, Rudy has been located safe. Please continue to keep his family in your prayers as Rudy recovers in the hospital."

His mother, Janie Santana, also shared a statement declaring that it was a miracle her missing son had been discovered, and claimed he was "nonverbal," adding: "We are asking for privacy during this difficult time but will share more details as Rudy continues to heal."

The missing person story has now taken a bizarre and dark turn after Farias spoke to investigators about his whereabouts for the last eight years.

Although the police are yet to officially reveal what Farias told them in his interview, community activist Quannell X has spoken to press claiming he knows what the young man had said.

According to Daily Mail, Quanell X addressed questions at a press conference outside the hotel and claimed Farias only spoke up after police separated him from his mother for questioning.

In addition to this, the activist told reporters that the young man alleged that he had been sexually abused and heavily drugged by his mom for years, per ABC13.

"I never heard of a mother doing to a child what this woman did," Quanell X said. "That boy needs to go to the best drug rehab and best psychological, mental health facility we can find for him. He's a good kid. That kid was just severely abused."

Quanell X also claimed that Farias told him he ran away in 2015 but returned two days later. He also reportedly said that Santana threatened him, by saying that he would get into trouble with law enforcement if he said anything, so for almost a decade, he wasn't allowed to leave the home where she would allegedly sexually abuse him.

"She convinced him that he was in trouble for initially running away and that law enforcement wanted to arrest him and put him in jail for running away," Quanell X said. "She had convinced him that all types of agencies were looking for him to put him in jail."

The 25-year-old allegedly said that authorities located him because he stole his mother's car to get away from her. It has not been confirmed when Farias ran away before turning up outside the church last Thursday, but the counselor disclosed that he was carrying his mom's credit card which was issued two years ago.

"So if he's been missing for eight years, how the hell did he get that credit card in his pocket?", Quanell questioned.

Making the case even stranger, a neighbor named Kisha Ross, who lives on the same street as Farias' mother, said that she had no idea that the man was missing, despite being friendly with his family.

"He used to come in my garage, chill with my cousin, son, and daughter," Ross claimed, as cited by the outlet. "That boy has never been missing."

As more questions emerge regarding Farias' whereabouts, his mother deleted a GoFundMe account she had created for medical costs. Furthermore, The HPD released a statement saying that it will not be commenting on the allegations against Santana.

"Detectives with our Missing Persons Unit interviewed Mr. Rudy Farias, 25, and his mother today," HPD penned. "While there are reports of some of the content of the interviews being released, our detectives are not in a position at this time to discuss specifics of the interviews or if the content being released is entirely factual."

Featured image credit: Houston Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers / Getty