Minnesota woman held captive in Louisiana escapes

By KBJR News 1

Credit: MGN Online

Minnesota woman held captive in Louisiana escapes

June 9, 2014 Updated Jun 10, 2014 at 10:55 AM CDT

Natchitoches Parish, LA (NNCNOW.com) --- Three people have been charged with human trafficking in Louisiana after allegedly holding a woman from Minnesota hostage.

Detectives say the Minnesota woman met her captors online two years ago, and they helped her move from Minnesota to a mobile home in Central Louisiana.

They say her captors forced her to do sexual acts and hard labor; with beatings and humiliation as punishment. When the victim said she wanted to leave, authorities say she was chained up outside and forced to live in a storage building with limited food and water.

She escaped last Saturday night by stealing a car belonging to one of the suspects, and she then drove until she found an officer and told her story.

The victim was treated at a hospital and is now under protective custody. Charged in the case are 37-year-old David Rodriguez Junior, 39-year-old Christiania Maria Harper and 39-year-old Ambre Tubbs Lomas.

Posted to the web by the Newsroom