Jan disappears a second time, writing a note saying she ran away.
You might think that when Jan, who's been kidnapped before and is angry with her parents for not letting her stay longer than two weeks in Jackson Hole, disappears again, her parents might call the FBI right away. Instead, they wait two weeks -- they don't want it getting out that Jan has disappeared twice, that wouldn't reflect well on them -- at which point the authorities tap the Broberg's home. Berchtold, of course, keeps calling them and saying he misses Jan, that he has no idea where she is, but he definitely does because this guy OBVIOUSLY took Jan again. The FBI tracks him down in Salt Lake City, where he's living in a motor home covered in pictures of Jan. But nope, he has no idea where Jan is.
B takes Jan to a Catholic school and tells them that he's a CIA agent on the run from Lebanon.
In a last-ditch attempt to hide the two of them from Jan's family, B installs her as a student in a California Catholic school, telling the nuns that Jan is his daughter, and he's a former CIA agent who escaped the crisis in Lebanon and is on the run -- hinting that, if any agent-type people come around the school looking for a man and a little girl of Jan's description, they're the ones out to get him.
The FBI finds a number Berchtold wrote down on a phone book, and they trace it to a school in Pasadena. Once agents discover where she is, B is finally arrested. He's sent to a mental facility on an insanity charge and gets out after just six months.
Jan goes to summer camp and starts to realize she was abused.
Jan recovers somewhat and goes to summer camp. While there, she does a little community theater and starts to flirt with a nice boy her age. One night, her mom calls and tells her that the dogs look sick, and that maybe she fed them something bad. Jan immediately panics, believing that the aliens from her past are still watching her, saw that she'd been unfaithful to her "male companion," and have decided to make good on their promise to punish her family. The next day, her mom calls again and tells her that the dogs are perfectly fine, there's nothing to worry about. For the first time, Jan wonders if the aliens were just completely made up -- though it takes her years to finally believe the truth.
B confronts an adult Jan in court when she files for a restraining order.
Decades later, Jan joins her mother on a book tour, promoting her mother's tell-all memoir about everything that happened to their family. B keeps trying to show up at their events, and at one in Utah he tries to pass out fliers proclaiming his innocence. Jan files a restraining order against him, which Berchtold decides to contest in court, meaning they see each other for the first time in decades. He accuses her of trying to make a profit off of her family's lies, but although it's customary for injunctions to last only a few years, the judge rules in favor of Jan and puts the order in effect for the rest of B's life. Berchtold subsequently gets convicted on five charges stemming from a confrontation with Bikers Against Child Abuse, a group that was providing security for an event where Jan Broberg was speaking, but he commits suicide before facing prison time. Meanwhile, multiple women from all over the country come to Jan with their own stories of assault at the hands of B.
Even this account doesn't capture the mixture of disbelief, rage, and horror that watching Abducted in Plain Sight inspires. When you hear, for example, Mary Ann Broberg say her affair with B was a wonderful time in her life, or see the lengths to which Jan will go for what she describes as genuine love, it's almost impossible to relate to it as a true story. But it is true, and while it's easy to think that no one alive could be as naive as the Brobergs, the documentary is a sobering reminder of the power of manipulation, the failures of the justice system, and what happens when parents aren't totally focused on the well-being of their child.