A 17 year old girl from Illinois escaped this week from a house where she had been held the past two years by a man and his mother. The girl was kidnapped when she was 15 and during her two year ordeal was repeatedly raped by her captor and also gave birth to his child. She escaped and told the police her baby was still in the house. A SWAT team raided the house and rescued the baby and arrested a 24 year old man. Police also arrested his mother who police say assisted in the crime and was fully aware at all times of what was going on. The girl said she was beaten and raped almost everyday and had escaped several times over the years but was always caught before she could ask for help. Can you imagine how hard it must have been each time to try to keep escaping knowing you were going to get beaten if you were caught, but then again, she probably felt if she was going to get beaten she might as well try to break free.
Neighbors reported they always saw the teen but had no idea she was being held against her will. I bet they feel pretty crappy about now.