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Man Allegedly Held Girlfriend, 2 Kids Captive for 2 Years

04 August 2017

A woman and her two children have escaped from a home in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, where the children's father held them captive for more than two years, police said.

A anxious relative called Spotsylvania police officers after growing concerned because she had not seen either the woman or the children for such a long time, the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star reports.

When deputies got to the home, they met Moore who appeared to be reluctant to let them inside.

Spotsylvania deputies made a house call on Saturday afternoon, where they said they found Moore with the three others. As police spoke to him, a woman and her two children ran out a side door, according to WTVR.

The 32-year-old woman is now in a serious condition in hospital due to health problems which had been allowed to go untreated.

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Soon after speaking to Moore, the woman and children came running out the door to the deputies. According to a report by, the unidentified woman had health issues and was taken to a hospital in a serious condition. Her children also received treatment. Law enforcement officers now believe the two children had never been permitted to attend school.

Kariem Ali Muhammad Moore, 43, was arrested and charged with three felony counts of abduction and felony assault and battery, the sheriff's office said. Virginia law enforcement officers have been able to verify the woman and Moore are not married.

The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office got a call from someone concerned that they hadn't heard from members of a family in quite a while.

The neighbor added that Moore once told her his girlfriend was handicapped, and that she assumed Moore lived alone. He's being held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

Man Allegedly Held Girlfriend, 2 Kids Captive for 2 Years