Texas truck driver accused of taking victim from Oklahoma City to Illinois, holding her against will

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TROY, Ill. – A truck driver from Texas is accused of allegedly holding a woman he met in Oklahoma City against her will and forcing her to participate in sex acts.

According to KMOV, Daryl Thompson, 59, of Dallas, allegedly met the victim in Oklahoma City, drove her to Troy, Ill. and physically forced her to participate in sex acts against her will.

Police say Thompson also prevented the woman from leaving, detaining her in his semi-truck.

When the 44-year-old woman was able to escape, the victim ran to nearby witnesses, told them she had been sexually assaulted and begged them to call police.

Police say they tracked down Thompson as he tried to drive away.

They say they’re thankful they caught him before he hit the interstate.

Police are afraid this could have been much worse.

But they got the woman home safely.

Thompson has been charged with criminal sexual assault and unlawful restraint.

He is currently being held at the Madison County Jail on a $1.5 million bond.

Police are now investigating if there are other victims.

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