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'House Of Horrors' Suspect Held After 25 Years

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By Sky News US Team

A man on the run for 25 years after he and his older brother allegedly kidnapped and tortured two women in Oregon has been arrested in Mexico.

Paul Erven Jackson, 45, was detained on Monday by Mexican immigration authorities at a hotel in the city of Guadalajara.

Prosecutors say the property in suburban Portland where Jackson and Vance Roberts chained up their victims for days was a "house of horrors".

Jackson will face court proceedings in Mexico before he is brought back to Oregon.

He was caught following a tip-off after the case aired in July on CNN crime show The Hunt with John Walsh.

Police said Jackson and his half-brother abducted prostitutes and drove them to Roberts' home in Hillsboro.

The first victim, a 20-year-old woman, was kidnapped in September 1988 after agreeing to perform a $30 sex act on Roberts in his pickup truck.

Michaelle Dierich said Roberts kept her in a locked closet when she wasn't chained to a bed.

She was sexually abused for a week and forced to call him Master X.

"They took Polaroid pictures of me," Ms Dierich told The Hunt. "If I didn't do what I was instructed to do, I was sexually tortured later.

"And there was a homemade electrocution device that was used on me. At this point my soul was broke. They broke my soul."

The second victim, Andrea Hood, was grabbed off the streets in June 1990, when she was just 17.

After a day as a sex slave, she slipped out of handcuffs, jumped through a window and managed to escape with her captors in hot pursuit.

She reported the men to police.

Investigators found photos in the house of other women who had been bound with chains and gagged.

Police also discovered a bedroom closet at the home was being soundproofed.

The brothers were arrested in 1990, but vanished early the following year after their mother bailed them out of jail.

Roberts surrendered in September 2006 and was convicted the following year of kidnap, rape and other offences.

The 61-year-old is serving a 108-year prison sentence.

Deputy US Marshal Eric Wahlstrom said Jackson appears to have been living in Mexico for several years under the name Paul Bennett Hamilton.

He said Jackson denied his identity or that he was a US citizen when apprehended by Mexican authorities.

Ms Hood told the Oregonian: "There was always that hope in the back of my mind that he'll get caught."

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