25 year old Steven Johnson, is being held on $2 million bail according to KMOV-TV.
He faces a host of criminal charges, including aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and the teen victim says he fathered her 2-year-old son.
His mom, 54 year old Owida Johnson, faces two counts of child endangerment related to the conditions in the Washington Park home.
The teen escaped Thursday with the help of a relative, and armed officers rushed in to recover her baby and arrest Johnson, who goes by the nickname “Psycho.”
When cops arrived, they found squalid conditions including “exposed wiring, insect activity, vermin, animal feces and spoiled food.”
Johnson’s 16-year-old brother was also living at the home.
Johnson also faces drug and weapons charges, as well as a count of promoting prostitution that may not be related to the alleged teen victim, according to KMOV.
His aunt, Willie Mae Thomas, said the girl who claims she was held by Johnson went to family functions and “was never held captive.”
But Kelly said there was “an enormous amount of evidence discovered at the scene.” An investigation is ongoing.
***** This is just disgusting!!! This is right out of the pages of the Jaycee Dugard case. Bad enough this young lady was kidnapped and put through unspeakable horrors by this sociopath, but his MOTHER knew??? We already know they are going to throw the book at him based on his laundry list of charges, but they need to throw it at her as well. My question is was a missing person's report on the victim ever filed? And if one was filed, what was done to find the victim? So many questions with so few answers so far...