An unidentified 32-year-old Virginia woman and her young two children, aged 11 and 8, were finally set free on Saturday after being kept captive by her boyfriend, 43-year-old Kariem Ali Muhammad Moore, for approximately two years.

Welfare check on Spotsylvania County home reveals truth

According to Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Lt. C.A. Carey, officials performed a welfare check on Moore’s home on Saturday after a caller told them no one had heard from the family in a long time. On arrival at the house, Moore came to the door, but according to the police, he was reluctant to let the officers inside the home.

While they were talking to Moore, a woman and her two young children suddenly ran towards the officers from a side door of the house, calling for help.

Woman has serious health issues

After the officers took the woman and her two children to a safe place, she explained that they have not been allowed to leave the home for around two years. According to a report by, the unidentified woman had health issues and was taken to a hospital in a serious condition. She reportedly had health problems that had been left untreated for some time while she was held captive in the home. Her two children also received medical treatment, but were later released to members of the woman’s family.

Moore reportedly said he is the father of the two children, although that fact has not yet been confirmed by authorities.

Last time the woman was seen was when they moved into the home

A neighbor told NBC 4 that the last time she saw the woman and her two children was when they moved into the house, which she believed was prior to summer last year.

She said she believed Moore was living alone in the house.

According to authorities, the windows of the house were covered over with blankets and other items. However, on investigation, it appears the woman and her children were not held in any kind of bondage in the home, so they are unsure how Moore kept the woman captive and prevented her from previously leaving the home.

Carey said the children had never attended school and the couple was not married. He added that Moore is currently unemployed and rarely left the house.

Moore was immediately taken into custody and is facing three felony counts for abduction, along with felony assault and battery. He is currently being held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond. Carey did say the investigation into the abduction case is still ongoing and that further charges may be added.