’20/20: In An Instant’ Episode Guide (June 10): A Young Woman Who Was Molested by a Cult Leader Seeks Justice

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’20/20: In An Instant’ Episode Guide (June 10): A Young Woman Who Was Molested by a Cult Leader Seeks Justice

“Deliver Us from Evil (FKA A Maiden’s Revenge)” (06/10/17) – The family of Lindsay Tornambe followed Victor Barnard, a charismatic cult leader who ran the River Road Fellowship. The family eventually moved to Minnesota to live an isolated life with the group.

There Victor called for families to permit their first born daughters to live with him, and he promised that young girls entrusted to his care would walk in the path of God. In 2000, when Victor wanted 13-year-old Lindsay to come live with nine other so-called “maidens” at his Shepherd’s Camp in Northern Minnesota, her family agreed. Little did they know that Lindsay would end up enduring a decade of sexual abuse by Victor.

Only after allegations surfaced about Victor having relations with married women did his abuse of Lindsay and another girl in the group come to light. Once Lindsay shared details of the sexual assaults, prosecutors were able to bring charges against Victor. By then, he had fled to Brazil.

After an international manhunt, he was arrested and extradited in 2016 and pled guilty to sexually assaulting Lindsay and another victim, resulting in a 30-year prison sentence.

“20/20: In An Instant” is executive produced by Maria Awes and Andy Awes for Committee Films in association with ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions. Rudy Bednar is executive producer on behalf of Lincoln Square Productions.

Relentless blizzards trapping a family in the wilderness, a gunman taking hostages at the local library, a family held captive in a home invasion. It can happen anywhere at any time. In an instant, life can change forever, and that moment can define who you are.

Returning for its third season, “20/20: In an Instant” retells heart-pounding, first-hand accounts of the world’s most harrowing tales of survival by bringing them to life through breathtaking dramatizations. The powerful series features gripping interviews with the people whose lives were on the line and those who were instrumental in helping them survive. Ordinary people stared death in the face and outlasted tremendous odds. What key decisions did they make to save themselves?

“20/20: In an Instant” is executive produced by Maria Awes and Andy Awes for Committee Films in association with ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions. Rudy Bednar is executive producer on behalf of Lincoln Square Productions.

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