Judge Puts Restraining Order Against Abusive Teen Girl's Ex, But She Stays With Him And Pays The Price

Written by Ana Krneta
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Love and relationships can be difficult at any age. There are so many factors in a relationship that are not talked about enough. When you are young and falling in love for the first time, you can be ill equipped to deal with certain situations. This is why education on respect in relationships and how to identify whether you're with an abuser are so important.

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A 17-year-old girl from Kalamazoo, Michigan came forward with her story of violence and abuse on '48 Hours' in hopes that other young people will be able to learn from her horrific experience.

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Sophia Putney-Wilcox was caught up in a whirlwind romance with her boyfriend Adam Shigwadja at the age of 16. Their relationship had a pattern of control and abuse but, at her young age and lack of knowledge, Sophia didn't really know what she was getting into. When she finally tried to break up with Adam, things turned very dark.

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He lured her to her bedroom window whereby he forced his way into her bedroom. He had a knife with him which he used to force her out of the window and into the nearby woods. Fearing for her life, Sophia did what anyone would do. She gave into Adam and told him she loved him and wanted to be with him. Only then did Adam let her return to her room.

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Sophia Putney-Wilcox was caught up in a whirlwind romance with her boyfriend Adam Shigwadja at the age of 16. Their relationship had a pattern of control and abuse but, at her young age and lack of knowledge, Sophia didn't really know what she was getting into. When she finally tried to break up with Adam, things turned very dark.

He lured her to her bedroom window whereby he forced his way into her bedroom. He had a knife with him which he used to force her out of the window and into the nearby woods. Fearing for her life, Sophia did what anyone would do. She gave into Adam and told him she loved him and wanted to be with him. Only then did Adam let her return to her room.

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