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Man pleads guilty after woman held 4 days in basement

January 29, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man has pleaded guilty to rape and criminal confinement charges after keeping a woman chained in his basement for four days.

The Indianapolis Star reports 30-year Maurice Nelson could face a maximum sentence of 35 years in prison under the terms of a plea agreement filed Tuesday. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 13.

The charges stem from a July 2016 incident . An affidavit says that after a neighbor reported hearing the 23-year-old woman’s screams, officers cut through a padlock, forced open the front door of Nelson’s north side home found the woman nude, handcuffed and shackled with chains around her neck and her ankles.

The woman told investigators she met Nelson via a telephone chat line and agreed to go out with him.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com

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