"It was scary because I didn't know if they thought I had done something wrong or if they had thought I had run away," she said. "I didn't know what they were thinking."
One lesson to be learned from her story is that public speculation -- the armchair quarterbacking by people who do not know the facts -- can be hurtful to a victim.
"To have so many people speculate on what happened and what I must be going through, and just so many lies being told," she said. "It was hard. I didn't like it. I don't think anybody likes having people guess at what they're going through. Privacy is so sacred and any time a victim is returned, a survivor is found and rescued, privacy is one of the greatest gifts we can give them because if they decide to share, that's up to them and they will come forward."