'I’ve come a long way, and the Lord has helped me': Abused woman overcomes odds

As a child, Riana Johnson was sexually abused in foster care, her Mississippi birth mother having given her up around age 1. At 5, an foster family adopted her in Urbandale, Iowa, and subjected her and seven other children to severe physical abuse
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As a child, Riana Johnson was sexually abused in foster care, her Mississippi birth mother having given her up around age 1. At 5, an foster family adopted her in Urbandale, Iowa, and subjected her and seven other children to severe physical abuse

From a hellish childhood to a new hope, mother recalls abuse, rape and life on the street

November 23, 2017 04:43 PM