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Two Arrested In Months Long Kidnapping

(Grants Pass, OR) -- Two people who were kidnapped in Grants Pass and forced to work for months have been rescued by police. Grants Pass Police say one victim escaped and called 911. Police searched the house and rescued the man's 19-year-old sister. They had been lured to the home from New York by his cousin Eastwood Hamman with a promise of freedom and a job. They were threatened with torture that included burns, ice baths, beatings and starvation. They were required to give all of the money earned from online remote work to the suspects. Both victims received medical treatment and will be reunited with family in New York. Hamman and Cassie Jo Gudino are charged with kidnapping and involuntary servitude.

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