Cops: Man Shackled Teen as Collateral for Loan to Her Dad

She was able to free herself and text for help
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 11, 2016 6:04 PM CST
Christopher Wiley Brown   (Brownsville Police Department)

(Newser) – Police say a Pennsylvania man kept a 15-year-old girl in shackles as collateral for a loan to her father, the AP reports. Thirty-year-old Christopher Wiley Brown of Brownsville was jailed Thursday on kidnapping, indecent assault, and other charges. The Herald-Standard reports that the girl agreed to care for Brown's disabled fiancee as part of the loan agreement, which also required her father to repair Brown's home. But the girl tells police Brown restrained her Tuesday with leg shackles, handcuffs, and a ball gag. She says Brown made her touch his genitals, then sleep in the leg shackles. Police say the girl freed herself and texted her father, who called 911. The girl's father isn't facing charges.

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |