Missing US girl escapes after two years
A teenage girl reported missing more than two years ago has been found, and told police she escaped a house in south-western Illinois where she had been held captive and repeatedly sexually assaulted.
Authorities in Washington Park, a village next to East St Louis, raided the house and took into custody a man (24) and his mother.
They also recovered the girl’s young child, whom the girl said was the result of rape by her captor.
Police said they believe the man’s mother aided the crimes. Police would not identify either of them by name because they have not yet been charged.
Police in St Louis, Missouri, listed the girl as a missing or runaway juvenile in April 2010. She was 15 when she disappeared.