September 07, 2010

Jeffrey York - Indicted After Allegedly Imprisoning Family For Over 15 Years, Raping Daughter, Caging Another Daughter


Madison Township, Ohio (The Weekly Vice) - Jeffrey York, a 47-year-old Madison Township man was jailed Wednesday after he reportedly imprisoned his family for at least 15 years, sexually abused at least one of his daughters, and locking another daughter in a tiny room for nearly a year.

According to Madison Township police, detectives received a phone call in December of from Danita York stating that Mr. York raped their daughter. When officers went to the home, she and her and children asked police to help them all leave the home and escape Mr. York's abuse.

Investigators say Mrs. York told detectives about the mental, physical, and even sexual abuse that had been going for many years. She stated that Mr. York instilled fear into the family, two boys and five girls ages three months to nineteen years, and completely cut them off from society and other relatives. The children were home-schooled, and had no friends at all.

York locked one of his daughters in a tiny room within a room not much bigger then a closet, only allowing her to leave it to use the restroom or change her clothes. She was forced to live this way for nearly a year.

Another daughter told authorities that she was raped repeatedly by Mr. York. Mrs. York and her children were taken to a shelter for women in December. The children are now attending school and are adjusting well to their new lives.

York was arrested Wednesday after a Lake County grand jury finally indicted him last week.

York was booked into the Lake County Jail and charged with two counts of rape involving a female under the age of 13, five counts of gross sexual imposition, six counts of child endangering, one count of aggravated menacing and five counts of domestic violence. He remained jailed on Saturday in lieu of $250,000 bond, with the condition that he is not allowed contact with his wife and children, and would be monitored by GPS.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice


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