A missing 19-year-old college student was rescued from a Utah basement a week after she went missing when she went to see a man she met online. Madelyn Allen was last captured on security footage leaving her dorm at Snow College in Ephraim at roughly 9:20 p.m. last Monday and was reported missing by her roommates the following morning. Her parents also called police when they received a text from her the next day saying only “I love you!”
- She was found naked, tied up, and covered in coal. Police discovered her in the basement of a home owned by 39-year-old Brent Brown five days after she went missing in the town of Loa, roughly 90 miles from where she went missing. Authorities tracked her down by tracing her cell phone location.
- Madelyn was held against her will. While she agreed to go and meet Brown while chatting on the messaging app Kik, she was then held against her will and unable to leave as Brown is said to have threatened to harm her family.
- What she went through while missing was harrowing. Madelyn is said to have been raped repeatedly by Brown after he got violent with her and forced her to strip. While she was left untied at times, she never tried to escape since he knew where she lived and she worried about what he might do to her family and sister. Brown later admitted to police that he’d tied Madelyn up and took her phone but he claimed he did so as part of sexual roleplay.
- Brown was immediately taken into custody. He was arrested on suspicion of obstruction of justice, aggravated kidnapping, rape, and object rape. He is being held without bail, Fox 13 reports.