Police say a man in Washington Park kept a runaway girl as a sex slave for years, even fathering a child with her.  The girl, now 19-years-old, was reported missing from St. Louis when she was just 15.  She went to police Tuesday, telling them she had finally managed to escape the home where she had been repeatedly beaten and sexually assaulted.  

Officers, including a SWAT team made up of police officers from around the area...including Alton...returned to the home last night and left with the woman's two-year-old son.  The suspect and his mother were arrested at the scene.   Police have not named the suspect, pending the filing of formal charges, which could come today. 

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