Posted at: 07/22/2013 7:57 PM
Updated at: 07/23/2013 12:22 AM
By: Lynette Adams
It's a story almost too hard to believe. A Naples teenager is accused of kidnapping a Florida woman and keeping her as a sex slave.
The teen could be a link to a bigger human trafficking ring.
The FBI has arrested and charged Brandon Todd, 19, with kidnapping. They say he kidnapped a woman from Florida, transported her across state lines and held her against her will as a sex slave.
Authorities say Todd held the woman at a home owned by his grandparents in Naples in Ontario County.
Monday night News10NBC paid a visit to the house on Black Lock Hill Road in Naples and tried to speak with Todd's grandparents, but when they answered the door all they would say is “no comment.”
According to a federal criminal complaint against Todd, this house on Black Lock Hill Road in Naples is where he kept the woman for two and a half weeks. The woman described this house to agents.
The woman says she met Todd back in April on a bus from West Palm Beach, Florida headed to San Diego, California. She told agents she went to California to reconnect with her mother, but because she didn't have much money she allowed Todd to convince her to stay with him in a hotel the night before meeting her mother so that they could regroup.
That's when the woman says Todd turned on her and told her he would harm her and her family if she didn't do what she was told. The complaint says Todd forced the woman on a bus to Rochester.
She says when they arrived, he introduced her to his grandparents, but kept her locked in a room. The woman says Todd had sex with her several times a day and wouldn't let her out of his sight.
This is quite a detailed story, however the woman claims she became free when she faked an asthma attack and was taken to the hospital in Dansville.
The details of this story are still unfolding, and for now Todd is behind bars awaiting his next court day.