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Virginia man arrested for allegedly holding woman, children captive

Virginia man arrested for allegedly holding woman, children captive

A man is facing multiple charges after police say that he abducted his girlfriend and her two children and held them captive for at least two years in a Virginia home.

Police went to the home for a welfare check on Saturday.

When deputies got to the home, they met Moore who appeared to be reluctant to let them inside. Deputies said it is unclear how the suspect kept them inside the home. Spotsylvania Sheriff's Lt. Charles Carey said police were insisting on inspecting the premises when a woman and two children suddenly emerged from a side door - telling officers the three had not been outside in two years.

They told deputies that they had not been allowed outside for over two years. Moore reportedly said he is the father of the two children, although that fact has not yet been confirmed by authorities. According to a report by Fredericksburg.com, the unidentified woman had health issues and was taken to a hospital in a serious condition.

The kids, ages 11 and 8, received medical treatment and were released to family members.




The woman and Moore were dating, officials tell PEOPLE. According to the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office, the children have never been to school.

According to authorities, the windows of the house were covered over with blankets and other items.

The neighbor added that Moore once told her his girlfriend was handicapped, and that she assumed Moore lived alone.

8News affiliate WJLA is reporting that 43-year-old Kariem Muhammed Moore has been charged with three felony counts of abduction and felony assault and battery.

Moore has been ordered held without bond and is being held at Rappahannock Regional Jail.

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