December 26, 2015
Missing Ohio Teen Rescued, Found Safe
According to the FBI's criminal complaint, Schroeder and Lexi (above) met on Kik and the teenager said she was unhappy at home
The Ohio teenager who went missing 23 days ago after going outside her house to take her dog for a walk has been found more than 500 miles away.
Alexis 'Lexi' Boroviak, 15, was rescued by authorities on Tuesday afternoon at a home in Marthasville, Missouri, a nine-hour car drive away from her home in Brooklyn, Ohio.
Police have now revealed she was being held against her will and they have arrested 41-year-old Chris Schroeder, who is facing both federal and state charges.
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Schroeder and Lexi met on the social media app Kik and the teenager said she was unhappy at home.
Schroeder then drove the nine hours back to his home with Lexi
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He told her she was to clean for him and needed to lose weight and change her physical appearance.
He also destroyed her cell phone and SIM card.
Authorities found two video cameras recording the bed in the room Lexi was staying in,
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Lexi said she wanted to go home and Schroeder refused to allow this. She said she was afraid of him because he had so many guns.
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Lexi went to walk her family's dog around 7:30pm on Sunday November 8 and just ten minutes later her stepsister walked inside to say the dog was wandering around in front of the house and Lexi was nowhere to be found.
Thousands came together to try and help locate the teenager, including actor Nicholas Cage and the three women who spent a decade held captive in a Cleveland house of horrors.
Cleveland.com reported that just days after Lexi disappeared Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry lent their support for the search at a flashlight rally.
It was the first time the three women had been together in over a year.
Also present was Lexi's mother Linda Chalfant and stepfather Britton Ramsey who said that if the young girl simply ran away she could return home at any time.
Chalfant gave an interview to reporter Scott Taylor on Wednesday saying that when she got the news that Lexi was safe it was the happiest day of her life.
She also thanked all the volunteers who helped in the search for her daughter.
Found alive! Fifteen-year-old girl is rescued from home of 41-year-old kidnapper who snatched her after meeting her online - then held her at his home, raped her, made her clean his house and told her to lose weight
Alexis 'Lexi' Boroviak, 15, was found Tuesday afternoon being held against her will in a home located in Marthasville, Missouri
She was last seen at her home in Brooklyn, Ohio more than 500 miles away on November 8
Chris Schroeder, 41, has been arrested and is facing both state and federal charges
According to the FBI's criminal complaint, Schroeder and Lexi met on social media app Kik and the teenager said she was unhappy at home
He then met her and drove her to his home, were he forced her to clean and have sex with him
He also told the teenager she need to lose weight and change her physical appearance
By Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
Published: 18:24 EST, 2 December 2015 | Updated: 09:06 EST, 3 December 2015
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