Man Charged With Holding, Raping Teen for 6 Months

Buffalo suspect blamed son's burn on runaway
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2010 5:30 AM CST

A Buffalo man is charged with holding a 13-year-old runaway in his home for six months, and raping her more than 100 times. Michael J. Abdallah, 26, is jailed on charges of second-degree rape, unlawful imprisonment, and custodial interference. The case came to light after police questioned Abdallah about a burn on his 1-year-old son. Abdallah pointed them toward the 13-year-old, whom he said watched child. Police then discovered the relationship, NBC reports.

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