A couple from South Florida allegedly turned a teen into their sex slave and confined her for more than five years, police said.
Rob Johnson, 44, and his wife, Marie Johnson, 43, of Port. St. Lucie, were arrested on Tuesday and charged with felony sexual assault.
The Police Department reported that the girl was sent to live with the Johnsons at age 13 after her mother died.
The couple told the girl that she could only be part of their family if she agreed to have sex with them.
Investigators said that she was told to call Rob Johnson “master,” whilst Marie Johnson held her against a wall by her throat until she agreed to sexual demands.
The girl was beaten when she did not follow the couple’s directions or complete her chores, and this abuse continued for five years.
The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said that the Johnson couple was freed on bail later Tuesday after each posted $60,000 bond.
The girl’s identity has not been revealed.
By Francesca Stainer