Sheriff: Mom, 2 kids captive in Virginia home for 2 years

Sheriff: Mom, 2 kids captive in Virginia home for 2 years

Sheriff: Mom, 2 kids captive in Virginia home for 2 years

A Virginia man has been accused of holding his girlfriend and their two children captive in his home for at least two years, PEOPLE confirms.

Neighbors seem to corroborate the story that the mother and her kids were hidden inside the home for some time, and a police spokesman told the Fredericksburg Freelance-Star that the caller who requested the welfare check was concerned that nobody had seen or heard from any of the family members in a while.

Spotsylvania Sheriff's Lt. Charles A. Carey said the 32-year-old woman, an 11-year-old child and an 8-year-old child fled the house while deputies were talking to Moore, who was reluctant to let them in.

The sheriff's office says they do not know how the family was kept inside the home for over two years. As police spoke to him, a woman and her two children ran out a side door, according to WTVR. The windows of the home were covered with blankets and shades. According to a report by Fredericksburg.com, the unidentified woman had health issues and was taken to a hospital in a serious condition. The two children also received medical attention and are now in the care of family members. Law enforcement officers now believe the two children had never been permitted to attend school.

She said she believed Moore was living alone in the house. Moore is reportedly unemployed.

Moore is now being held without bond at Rappahannock Regional Jail.

According to Fox5, Kariem Ali Muhammad Moore was charged with three felony counts of abduction along with felony assault and battery by the Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office.

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