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Mother and son charged in Washington Park missing teen case

7:14 AM, Aug 26, 2012   |    comments
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Washington Park, IL (KSDK) - Charges have been filed against a mother and son at the center of a missing teen case in Washington Park.

25-year-old Steven Johnson faces drug and prostitution charges.
He's also being held on criminal sexual abuse charges.  Johnson's mother, Owida, is also charged with child endangerment in the case.

The charges are in connection to the case of a 19-year-old woman who said she was held captive in Johnson's home for three years and repeatedly raped.

"Certainly the charges speak for themselves with the conditions that we're talking about in this particular home with the exposed wiring, vermin, and animal feces. And obviously the promotion of prostitution is not a charge that we see very often," said St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly.

Police raided Johnson's home on Thursday after the teen showed up at the police station.  In the home, officers found unsanitary conditions, causing them to charge Owida with child endangerment.

During the raid on the Johnson home, officers also removed a two-year-old child and a teenage boy to place them in protective custody.

Investigators say there could be more charges filed in the case.

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