ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a woman was held captive by three people who forced her to do housework, raided her bank account and menaced her with snakes.
But an attorney for one of the suspects and the alleged captor's mother says the mentally impaired woman was given a place to stay because she and her 5-year-old daughter had no home.
Two men and a woman were charged with forced labor on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. They were ordered jailed until a bond hearing on Monday.
Ashland police first got involved when the woman was charged with shoplifting a candy bar and asked to be jailed because the three suspects "had been mean to her."
Authorities say the woman lived with the trio from early 2011 until October.
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Dayton police detectives are investigating a homicide Sunday night at the newly opened truck stop on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was involved in an accident in Clark County Tuesday morning.
Traffic is being blocked at an intersection west of Xenia due to what is described as a large gas leak.
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