Police: Husband Holds Wife Captive For Nearly Two Years

A California corrections worker is under arrest for allegedly abusing his wife while holding her captive in their home for nearly two years.

The ordeal ended Thursday when police arrived at the home in Lodi in response to a 911 call. The 44-year-old woman ran toward one of the police cars and tried to jump through an open passenger window.

She told authorities that her husband, Michael O'Riley, had sexually abused her, threatened her and denied her food and money for nearly 22 months.

O'Riley, a counselor at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center, has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, false imprisonment, sex crimes and terrorist threats, among other charges. Police say they also seized nine firearms from him.


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  • by damsel in distress on Sep 7, 2009 at 12:44 PM
    'woman' you are wrong! discrimination came about when cavemen realized they were bigger and stronger than cavewomen, and 'brawn' could beat the 'brains' out of anyone who dared challenge him--(not realizing of course that women were the ones who really held the power since eggs are expensive and sperm is cheap). theres nothing Biblical about this kind of relationship; God tells husbands to love and cherish their wives. which apparently the man in this article did not do, what he DID do would be considered a sin.
  • by A man Location: va on Sep 7, 2009 at 12:01 AM
    It is sad that you read the bible and the only thing you seem to pick up on is a twisted view of discrimination. there is a lot more in there.
  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Sep 6, 2009 at 08:38 PM
    "A woman" is half right. Men don't hold women back, per se, they just push ahead. Women are taught as girls to be second-class citizens, but I have noticed this has changed in the last 20 years or so. Before then, girls were taught to be good housewives; now they're learning valuable skills. Before then, girls didn't often learn to fight, let alone defend themselves. Now... well, my niece is tougher than my four nephews and only older than one. So things are changing. Like any case of prejudice though, we must look toward the future (how we can make things better for our sisters, nieces, and daughters) rather than the past (worrying about how bad our mothers and grandmothers had it). As for this dude, yeah he should be locked up, but I agree there is a bit more to this story. I'm not one who tends to believe women are as helpless as stories like this lead us to believe.
  • by A Male on Sep 6, 2009 at 03:18 PM
    A woman, you are correct no doubt.
  • by Caroline Location: gvegas on Sep 6, 2009 at 09:06 AM
    Her husband worked WHERE!!!!!!! OH HE BELONGS INSIDE AND NEVER GET OUT
  • by jr Location: bath on Sep 6, 2009 at 09:04 AM
    this makes no sense. was he with her constantly for 22 months? was she tied up when he was gone? why didn't she call 911 during the first week, when she saw where things were heading. like i said: this makes no sense.
  • by A woman Location: everywhere on Sep 6, 2009 at 08:26 AM
    African American's say that they have been discriminated against more than many other groups of people. I disagree. Women of all races have been held back by men. Sadly it starts as early as the bible.
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