After Gregory was found and the couple was arrested, it was revealed that Samantha Joy was on probation for cutting off her son’s tongue as punishment. Turns out that Gregory wasn’t the only kid she had abused, though that’s how it seemed to him from the outside. He also shared details of his abuse, and how he was hardly allowed to leave the garage or spend time with other people; he was completely shunned away from society.
His sister said their mother never gave up on him; she tired going to the court, but it was of no use, because they didn’t know where the kid was being held. His younger brother Samuel was only eight-years-old during their first visit, so he couldn’t give them the address of the house, and he was just as clueless as the rest of them.