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Tanya Kach A popular crime documentary series has delved into the disturbing true story of a 14-year-old girl was held captive and sexually abused for a decade.



Tanya Kach was just a teenager when she vanished from her family’s home in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in 1996.

It would later transpire that she had been lured into the home of 38-year-old school security guard Tom Hose who locked her in his second-floor bedroom for 10 years.She was eventually allowed to take a part-time job at a convenience store and seized the opportunity to make her escape in 2006 – but was left heartbroken after realizing her father blamed her for the kidnapping.



Here, FEMAIL has laid bare the harrowing realities surrounding the case after an episode of People Magazine Investigates explored The Disappearance of Tayna Kach.
Woman who was kidnapped at AGE 14 and sexually abused for a DECADE while being held captive by her lover-turned-tormenter lays bare harrowing details of her 10 years as a lost ‘milk carton kid’
Tanya Kach, 14, vanished from her home in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in 1996

It later transpired she was abducted by school security guard Tom Hose, then 38
She escaped 10 years later – but her father later ‘blamed’ her for the kidnapping
By RAVEN SAUNT FOR DAILYMAIL.



A popular crime documentary series has delved into the disturbing true story of a 14-year-old girl was held captive and sexually abused for a decade.

Tanya Kach was just a teenager when she vanished from her family’s home in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in 1996.

It would later transpire that she had been lured into the home of 38-year-old school security guard Tom Hose who locked her in his second-floor bedroom for 10 years.

She was eventually allowed to take a part-time job at a convenience store and seized the opportunity to make her escape in 2006 – but was left heartbroken after realizing her father blamed her for the kidnapping.

Here, FEMAIL has laid bare the harrowing realities surrounding the case after an episode of People Magazine Investigates explored The Disappearance of Tayna Kach.

Age

Tanya Kach age is 10 years old.

Kidnapped and Sexually Abused

Tanya Kach was just a teenager when she vanished from her family’s home in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in 1996

Tanya Kach was just a teenager when she vanished from her family’s home in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in 1996

School security guard Thomas Hose had lured the schoolgirl to the home (pictured) which he shared with his elderly parents

School security guard Thomas Hose had lured the schoolgirl to the home (pictured) which he shared with his elderly parents

The harrowing story began back in 1995 when Tanya’s parents initiated a divorce.

She already had a troubled relationship with her mother who was rarely in contact – with Tanya claiming she was also violent and abusive.

The teen was forced to move in with her father and his then-fiancée but the upheaval proved to be disruptive.

Tanya was bullied in her new school and she soon turned to alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana as a form of escape.

Her feelings of isolation grew and she ended up confiding in 38-year-old school security guard Tom Hose.

Speaking previously to KDKA-TV, Tanya said: ‘My mother wasn’t in my life at that point. My dad completely forgot he even had a daughter and we were living under the same roof, and I was hanging around with the wrong crowd.’

Tanya recalled: ‘[Hose] was an authority figure, wearing a uniform and a badge – somebody that you would trust – and he befriended me.’

Their illicit romance continued to develop and Tanya believed the pair were embarking on a serious relationship.
Hose was eventually able to lure the schoolgirl – who was 24 years his junior – to the home which he shared with his elderly parents.

He kept her locked in an upstairs bedroom and threatened to kill her and her family if she resisted or tried to escape.

While in captivity, Tanya was kept confined to one room, only allowed to shower once a week, forced to spend Christmas locked in the closet and ordered to use a bucket as a toilet.

She was sexually abused, told to change her name to Nikki and instructed to dye her hair.

Tanya, who later published a book about her ordeal titled Memoir of a Milk Carton Kid, spoke for the first time about what she had to endure while she was in captivity in October 2011.

‘I was just so brainwashed. I feel humiliated now. Absolutely. Most of the time I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches along with a banana and a can of Faygo soda pop.

‘About twice a week in the dead of night he led me down into a cellar with cold, concrete floors to take a shower.

‘I was fine at first. I thought I was in love and felt my sacrifices were a labor of my love for Tom Hose. Soon, however, the ordeal began to take its toll.’

By 2006 Hose began allowing her some freedom in the belief that she was too afraid and ‘brainwashed’ to escape.

The then 24-year-old picked up a part-time job at a local convenience store and she eventually confided in a co-worker who called the police.

Hose went on to serve 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a minor, interfering with the custody of a child and child endangerment in 2007.

The now 65-year-old was released last year and is registered with Pennsylvania State Police as a sex offender under the state’s Megan’s Law.

But, despite Tanya being freed from captivity, she struggled to reform family bonds.

The former hostage, now 41, has since claimed that her father – Jerry Kach – does not believe her account of being kept under Hose’s mental and physical control.

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In her book, she dramatically claimed that after she escaped her dad verbally abused Tanya and said he didn’t love her.

She also appeared on Dr. Phil where she claimed she had cut her father out of her because she ‘didn’t need the negativity.’

Jerry, now 62, is alleged to have gone as far as partially blaming her for the kidnapping, with Tanya telling People: ‘That broke my heart.’

However, in the immediate aftermath of the book’s release, he retaliated by arguing that he felt demonized by his estranged daughter, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

He said: ‘If you want to go out and tell your story, go on trash TV and have your 15 minutes, fine. But don’t drag me down with you and besmirch my good name.

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‘I love my daughter. But her last words to me were “Have a nice life, Jerry.” Those words really hurt.’