Exclusive: Jessica Click-Hill, Found after 14 Years, Says She Is Still Hiding From Dad

Missing Woman Found after 14 Years, Issues Exclusive Statement to ABC News

ByABC News
March 25, 2010, 12:13 PM

March 26, 2010— -- The 22-year-old woman who refuses to see her father after hiding from him since the age of 8 says she is still in hiding, afraid that her father "is going to find me and show up on my doorstep."

Jessica Click-Hill was found last month and her mother Wendy Hill was arrested after 14 years of moving frequently and living under aliases.

She and her mother went on the lam after Jessica's father, Dean Click, won a court battle to share custody of the then little girl.

Since her discovery early this month, Jessica has refused to meet her father, prompting him to claim that Jessica has been brainwashed by her mother.

Jessica, who has changed her name to elude any attempt by her father to find her, talked exclusively to ABC News denying her father's claims.

"I have woken up screaming a couple times," Jessica stated. "I've not been brainwashed. I was there for everything that happened. I could go into vivid detail. They were nauseating and horrific acts.

"I am truly scared of him. I don't want him in my life. I don't want his letters. I am scared he is going to find me and show up on my doorstep," she told ABC News in an email statement following several conversations.

Jessica admitted that the constant moves to stay underground were difficult on a young girl, but said she felt the justice system was not doing enough to keep her father away from her.

"My childhood was happy, despite moving quite a bit," Jessica said. "I attended one high school. I'm now 22 and was married last year. I would describe myself as a geek, because I love video games. I would love to go to an art institute to study video-game art and design."

"I tried to tell people. No one other than my family would listen to me that this was going on," she said.

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