Two men accused of keeping missing woman Cassidy Rainwater locked in a…

Two men in Missouri are accused of keeping a missing woman locked in a cage in a state of uncompletely nudity, according to court records obtained by local media.

Police charged James Phelps, 58, and Timothy Norton, 56, with kidnapping 33-year-old Cassidy Rainwater, who was reported missing on 25 August after not being seen or heard from for six weeks.

Mr Phelps allegedly told investigators that Ms Rainwater stayed with him at his home in rural Missouri, near the city of Lebanon, until she could get back on her feet, before suddenly leaving in the middle of the night.

But in court documents seen by Kansas City news channel WDAF, prosecutors say they found seven photos on Mr Phelps’ phone of Ms Rainwater being held slightly nude in a cage on his character.

Police have not said whether Ms Rainwater is nevertheless alive.

(Dallas County Sheriff’s Department)

According to prosecutors, an anonymous tipster had reported the photos’ existence to an FBI agent in Kansas City on 16 September, leading them to search Mr Phelps’ phone and interview Mr Norton, a trucker.

Mr Phelps had before claimed that he had not seen Ms Rainwater since she went out to meet an unknown car at the end of his driveway. Detectives noticed that his character appeared “stripped”.

Under interview, Mr Norton allegedly admitted that he had gone to Mr Phelps’ home on 24 July at his request to help restrain Ms Rainwater. Both men are now being held without bail, with a court date set for 5 October.

The Dallas County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office said: “Due to the extreme character of the crime and the continuation of the investigation, additional details cannot be released at this time. There is no immediate danger to the public.”

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