Missing teen escapes from hotel she was held captive in; second teen also found

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TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE – Two teenage girls who went missing from the Bronx on April 12th were found in Poughkeepsie last week.  One girl was rescued Thursday night and the second one was found in a hotel on Friday afternoon.

On Thursday night, a 13-year-old girl walked into a Poughkeepsie restaurant and asked staff to contact the authorities because she had just fled the Red Roof Inn on South Road (Route 9) where she had been held captive.  Sources told Mid-Hudson News that the girl managed to contact her mother before leaving the hotel and her mother gave her directions to the restaurant.  Authorities arrived and took the teen to safety.

The girl was overheard telling the investigators that her 13-year-old foster sister was still at the hotel being held captive by a man in his 20s and an older woman.  The captives were said to also have a pit bull in the room.

The second girl was recovered on Friday at the hotel and the man was taken into custody.

The NYPD and the NYC Administration for Children’s Services are continuing their joint investigation.