RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The mother of the Richmond abduction victim is speaking Only to NBC 12. She has a message for 37-year-old Delvin Barnes. He is accused of raping her 16-year-old daughter and then pouring bleach and gasoline on the young girl.
"I just want to kill him," said the victim's mother. "I just want to kill him."
Charles City County deputies say 37-year-old Delvin Barnes abducted her 16-year-old daughter. Deputies say he allegedly hit the young girl in the head with a shovel and forced her into the trunk of his car. Barnes allegedly then took her back to his Charles City County home where deputies say he raped her and later poured bleach and gasoline on her.
"When he went to go look for a lighter or something," said Mom. "He told her that he was going to kill her...that she was going to die."
Deputies say Barnes even began digging her grave.
"After all that beating, raping, choking... all of that," said the victim's mother. "She got away."
The 16-year-old Richmond girl stumbled 2 miles down a dark road to Stock Building Supply. She was naked and covered in blood. She found help and was med-flighted to VCU Medical Center. Mom was shocked..
"The burns on her skin," said the victim's mother. "My daughter didn't look like herself. It was devastating to watch."
"What do you make of the fact that she is 16-years-old and Barnes is a 37-year-old man?" we asked Mom.
"Sicko," replied Mom. "He's a sick -------"
We stopped by the suspect's last known address this week. The suspect's father answered the door.
"We wish them a speedy recovery," replied the suspect's father who did not want to be identified. "We hope they can forgive our son, and move on with their lives."
"What would you say?" we asked the victim's mother.
"I can forgive," replied Mom. "But I will never forget."
The young victim's cousin agrees.
"Because a picture just keeps going through my head," said the victim's cousin. "Seeing my cousin getting beat, abused, over and over again. It's a picture that keeps rolling in my head."
The family is relieved Barnes is now posing for mug shots and spending his nights in jail.
"I hope he rots," said the victim's cousin.
Mom has a message for the man accused of brutally violating her child.
"God bless him," said Mom. "You did not succeed, and I hope that your --- fry in hell."
Mom says her daughter is recovering in the hospital. Doctors have not given Mom a time frame for when her daughter might be released.