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Man Denies Keeping Teen As Captive For Sex

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 10.27.2012 | Crime

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — An Illinois man pleaded not guilty Monday to a sex charge involving a teenager who claims he held her captive in his house fo...

Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Kept Teen As Sex Slave

AP | Associated Press | Posted 10.26.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. — A southwestern Illinois man was charged Saturday with aggravated criminal sexual abuse in connection with a St. Louis te...

Police Rescue Child Born To Teen And Her Alleged Kidnapper

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 10.24.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. — A teenager held captive in a house for more than three years before escaping with a relative's help initially went there...

John Thornton DEAD: Washington Park Mayor Fatally Shot

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. — The mayor of a decaying village near St. Louis known for its strip clubs and beset by financial troubles and embezzlemen...