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Wis. Woman Says She Was Held In NYC As Sex Slave

NEW YORK (AP) - Police in New York City say a Wisconsin woman told them she answered an apartment ad she saw on Craigslist and wound up being held captive as a sex slave for more than a week.

A 45-year-old man has been arrested on rape charges. The woman says he held her in his New York City apartment for eight days.

Police say the man, John Hopkins, told the woman she could live with him for free if she cooked and cleaned.

The woman told police that she was handcuffed and raped repeatedly. She said she was allowed out at least once. But she said she was handcuffed again when she returned.

The woman eventually e-mailed her mother in Wisconsin, who called police.

It's not clear if Hopkins has an attorney.