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Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

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The twisting, turning, stranger-than-fiction true story of the Brobergs, a naive, church-going Idaho family that fell under the spell of a sociopathic neighbor with designs on their twelve-year-old daughter.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Broberg ... Self
Bob Broberg Bob Broberg ... Self - Jan Broberg's Father
Mary Ann Broberg Mary Ann Broberg ... Self - Jan Broberg's Mother
Susan Broberg Susan Broberg ... Self - Jan Broberg's Youngest Sister
Karen Campbell Karen Campbell ... Self - Jan Broberg's Younger Sister
Pete Welsh Pete Welsh ... Self - Lead FBI Special Agent on the Broberg Case
Joe Berchtold Joe Berchtold ... Self - Robert Berchtold's Brother
Cornelius A. Hofman Cornelius A. Hofman ... Self - The Broberg's Neighbor (as Cor Hofman)
Annette E. Belnap Annette E. Belnap ... Self
Diana Concannon Diana Concannon ... Self
Paula S. Fass Paula S. Fass ... Self
Danielle Holjeson Danielle Holjeson ... Self
Caroline Pearson Caroline Pearson ... Self
Devin Ordoyne ... Dramatization - Robert Berchtold
Emily Kincaid ... Dramatization - Gail Berchtold


In 1974, 12-year-old Jan Broberg was abducted from a small community in Idaho. When Jan was returned 5 weeks later, she assured her parents and the courts that "nothing had happened"....enabling a pedophile to go free, and paving the way for Jan's second abduction and years of sexual, emotional, and psychological abuse. Written by Anonymous

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The Jan Broberg Story chronicles the bizarre abduction, rape & brainwashing of 12 year old Jan Broberg by her family's next door neighbor and closest friend, Robert Berchtold.


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Himself - Lead FBI Special Agent on the Broberg Case: Jan Broberg and Robert Berchtold had an unnatural relationship.
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What the hell did I just watch?!?!
24 January 2019 | by tarasoxfanSee all my reviews

By the time I reached the 30 minute mark, if the topic had not been so serious, I would have sworn that I was watching a hoax film. These parents have got to be the most gullible, stupid, ignorant people on the planet. I'm shocked any of their children were lucky enough to make it to adulthood. The serial perpetrator is a piece of garbage who got "lucky" enough to stumble upon the perfect mark. My heart bleeds for the victim. She was let down by every adult in her life. It's a fascinating watch, if only for the unbelievably naive mother and father. I don't know whether to give the parents credit for embarrassing themselves by telling their story or not. I'm still sitting here with my jaw hanging open.

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15 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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