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American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly raped by IS leader

Crime WorldBy Sunday World
Kayla Mueller
Kayla Mueller

American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly raped by Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi, her family has been told.

A US official has confirmed the account of family spokeswoman Emily Lenzner first reported in a newspaper.

Ms Mueller was held for a time by IS financier Abu Sayyaf and his wife, Umm Sayyaf. Al-Baghdadi took Mueller as a "wife," and repeatedly forced her to have sex with him when he visited, her parents Carl and Marsha Mueller were told,

American officials learned the information from a Yazidi teenager who had been held with Ms Mueller, whose death was announced in February.