A disabled mom was held captive in an Ohio home with her child for two years, and her captors have finally been charged for the crime.
The four suspects kidnapped the woman and her children and forced her to do yard work, clean the house, and do the laundry. They even made the woman beat her 6-year-old child and videotaped it, threatening to show it to police if she tried to escape.
The woman and her child were starved and forced to sleep in a cement floor in a padlocked room. The suspects also threatened to attack the two with large snakes and pit bulls.
A witness admitted seeing one of the suspects holding the woman’s face down in a mess made by one of the pit bulls, yelling at her to clean it up.
Another witness said that the woman and child lived in a room that got up to 100 degrees in the summer. She said she was shocked the child didn’t die.
“These defendants violated the victim’s most basic civil right: Freedom, by exploiting her most basic instinct, the protection of her child,” Stephen D. Anthony, of Cleveland’s FBI office, said.
Police started to become suspicious about the situation when the disabled mom stole a candy bar while she ran errands for her abusers. She just told them that the people in her house were mean. The policed later launched an investigation and searched the home she was held captive in.
The disabled woman and child are recovering right now and the four suspects are currently in custody. Jordie L. Callahan, 26, Jessica L. Hunt, 31, and Daniel J. Brown, 33 were charged with force labor. The police haven’t released the fourth suspect’s name.
What do you think should happen to these suspects if they are found guilty of keeping the disabled woman captive?
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