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Cleveland Police: Man arrested in connection with teen kidnap

9:14 AM, Jan 25, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- A 16-year-old girl has been rescued by police after she says she was abducted from Lorain Avenue and held for days in an abandoned house.

Police were contacted by the girl's mother who had received a call from her daughter saying she was in an abandoned house in an unknown location.

Police talked to the teen and gave officers a house number that was visible across the street from the upstairs window in the room where she was being held.

Officers sent cruisers into the area, searching abandoned houses. The teen was able to let the police know when she could see one of the cruisers in the street below. Police then went to the house on West 94th Street and rescued the girl.

Once in the care of officers, the girl told police that she had been forced into a car on Jan. 16 while she walked down Lorain Avenue.

The girl told police that the morning of her rescue, on Jan. 18, the man who had grabbed her had been at the house and told her he was taking her out of town that night so no one could find her.

Police say Antonio Davis, 30, was taken into custody at an address on Wakefield Avenue. Police say the teen positively identified him.

Davis faces charges including kidnapping and rape.


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