Cops: Teen Flees Captor After Years as Sex Slave

Police retrieve her toddler, bust man, 24
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 24, 2012 2:07 AM CDT
Updated Aug 24, 2012 2:24 AM CDT

(Newser) – A missing teenager managed to a flee an Illinois home where she told police she had been held captive for as long as three years and sexually abused almost daily, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She directed police back to the location, where a SWAT team arrested a 24-year-old man and his mother, and retrieved a toddler the teen said had been fathered by her rapist. The young woman ran away from her home in Missouri at the age of 15, says the Washington Park police chief, who added that police believe the man's mother aided the crimes.

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The teen told police she tried to escape several times that her captor chased her down each time and forced her back to the home at gunpoint. She says a relative finally helped her flee on Tuesday, reports the AP. Police said the teen also told them she was forced by the man and his mother to give a false name in medical records during her pregnancy and when the child was born. (Read more crime stories.)

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