Arrest made after bound woman found in Philadelphia home
PHILADELPHIA — The discovery of a woman tied to a bed inside a Philadelphia home, suffering from sores and living in “unsuitable conditions,” prompted kidnapping and other charges on Sunday against another woman, police said.
The 36-year-old victim found early Saturday “appeared to be special needs and has a limited vocabulary,” a police spokeswoman said.
Officers had responded to an unrelated disturbance call and arrested a woman before being informed that a child lived in the home. Although police found no signs of a child living there, they discovered the woman bound to a bed. They described her as “extremely thin.”
The woman was cut free and taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Police said they haven't determined her relationship to the suspect, 46-year-old Regina Bennett, who faces charges of kidnapping for ransom, simple and aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, and neglect of a care-dependent person.
A listed number for Bennett couldn't be found, and the Defender Association of Philadelphia, listed in court documents as representing her, couldn't be reached for comment.
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