Victim speaks about sex assault, wants to help others
Teenager talks openly about abuse that occurred when she was 7
SAN ANTONIO – When Aime Hohue was 7-years-old, she was forced to perform unspeakable sex acts by Gary Baker, who was married to Hogue's mother at the time.
He told her that he was a wizard with supernatural powers and he would help her to become a wizard is she did as he asked. That was in 2003 when the family lived in San Antonio.
In September, Baker was convicted on four counts of sexual assault of a child and sentenced to life in prison.
Hogue and her mother, Josephina Amador, testified against him. Their identities were not initally revealed by reporters due to the nature of the case.
But after the trial, Hogue and her mother decided to speak out in hopes of helping others facing what they had been through.
"It's something nobody likes to hear," Hogue said. "It's something nobody wants to open their eyes to."
"Bad people -- child molesters -- can be in your own family, on your street, everywhere," Amador said.
She worked two jobs when she was married to Baker and he seldom worked, Amador said. She had no idea he was abusing her daughter.
When Hogue made her outcry, Amador immediately notified police and divorced Baker.
Hogue, who is now 19-years-old and a pre-med student at Baylor University, said she is determined not to let her past define her.
"There's people out there who may need to hear it," she said. "Other people who may need to see that there is nothing to be ashamed about and that whatever happened to you is not you."
Her message: "It's never too late to tell somebody. Your story matters."
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