Mom, 2 kids cap­tive in Virginia home for 2 years

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A woman and her two chil­dren es­caped from cap­tiv­ity in­side a home in Virginia when deputies were sent to check on their wel­fare, au­thor­i­ties said.

The woman, 32, was hos­pi­tal­ized in se­ri­ous con­di­tion with un­treated health is­sues, and her chil­dren were stay­ing with fam­ily mem­bers af­ter also re­ceiv­ing med­i­cal at­ten­tion, The Free Lance-Star re­ported.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve the chil­dren, ages 8 and 11, have never at­tended school, said Spot­syl­va­nia County Sher­iff’s Lt. Charles A. Carey.

The woman and her chil­dren ran out a side door as deputies spoke with Kariem Ali Muham­mad Moore, who had been re­luc­tant to let them in­side, Lt. Carey said. They had gone to the home af­ter a caller asked for a wel­fare check, ex­press­ing con­cern that no one had seen nor heard from the fam­ily in quite some time, he said.

Mr. Moore, 43, was ar­rested at the scene on Saturday, and held with­out bond at the Rap­pa­han­nock Re­gional Jail on mul­ti­ple felony counts in­clud­ing ab­duc­tion and as­sault. It wasn’t clear if he has a lawyer.

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