Sayeh Rivazfar is the oldest of six children. She has been employed with the New York State Police since 2003 and was promoted to Investigator in 2016. She has been a board member of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children since 1996. In Sayeh’s early childhood, she, her sister Sara, and brother Arash became victims of mental and physical child abuse at the hands of their biological mother who lived in Pensacola, Florida. On September 22, 1988, Sayeh, then age 8 and Sara, age 6, were kidnapped from their home during the late night by a man known as one of their mother’s boyfriends. Wike had taken the girls to a nearby wooded area, raped Sayeh for hours, and then left them for dead. As a result of her experiences, Sayeh has become the voice for other victims.


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