ASHLAND, Ohio-- We are trying to get a better sense of what life was like inside the home where a mother and her young daughter were allegedly held hostage for two years; and what neighbors witnessed, as well.
Ashland is typically a quiet and safe community.
Right in the heart of the city is 509 Main Street, Apt. 1. Prosecutors said that's where the suspects lived and allegedly kept the mother and daughter. It's a 3-unit apartment complex hidden by trees.
We understand the suspects haven't been living in the residence since January when they were arrested.
The next-door neighbors did see the mother, 29, walking in the alley from time to time, but never suspected anything. Rarely did they see her 5-year-old daughter.
Neighbors said one suspect, Jordie Callahan, would walk around the neighborhood with a python around his neck. He also had at least three pit bulls.
Neighbors complained of late night partying, but no one ever suspected possible human trafficking.
Crystal Siegfried lives two doors down. She's shocked by the news. "It's very uncomfortable to know that's going on in your own backyard," said Siegfried. "There's a lot of crazy people out here, well in the world in general. I would never think it's going on next door."
Neighbors we talked to said they were intimidated by the suspects; but they would not go into specifics.
The 5-year-old girl is currently in protective custody.
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