Ill. police chief says teen knew captor socially

An Illinois police chief says a Missouri teen who was held captive in a house for more than three years went there voluntarily but was not allowed to leave when she wanted to go home.

Members of the Madison County tactical response team take a two-year-old child to a waiting ambulance Thursday evening, Aug. 23, 2012 in Washington Park, Ill. The child was rescued after a teenage girl reported missing more than two years ago escaped from a home and went to police, saying her child was still in the house. The girl reported that she was raped by her captor, got pregnant and had a baby, police said. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois police chief says a Missouri teen who was held captive in a house for more than three years went there voluntarily but was not allowed to leave when she wanted to go home.

Washington Park Police Chief David Clark said Friday that the 19-year-old woman bolted from the home on Monday. Police arrested the man she accused of holding her captive and his mother Thursday in a raid on the house. They also rescued the teen's 2-year-old son.

No charges had been filed as of Friday.

Police in St. Louis listed the teen as a missing or runaway juvenile in April 2009.

The teenager told police her captor routinely beat and sexually assaulted her, resulting in her son.

Clark says the teenager met her alleged captor socially.
Associated Press
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