A young mother was gang-raped, beaten and tortured at the side of a road by a group of attackers while her young son slept in her car.
Charise Thompson was kidnapped by a gang of six men as she changed a car tire by the side of a highway between the cities of Freer and Laredo, in Duval County, Texas.
She was left for dead at the side of Highway 59 after the thugs drilled holes into her ankles and tried to hang her upside down.
Thompson suffered devastating internal injuries, shattered teeth and 14 broken bones, including two fractured legs, in the horrific assault in November 1981.
After the attack Thompson crawled on her elbows two-and-a-half miles along the side of the road to get back to her four-year-old, James, where he was still sleeping in the car.
Although the brutal ordeal took place 38 years ago, Thompson wants to help others deal with the trauma of sex attacks.
Charise Thompson suffered devastating injuries after the attack in 1981 in which she was beaten and left for dead at the side of a road in Texas