A Man Accused Of Keeping Teenage Girl As Sex Slave Faces Judge

March 21, 2011 Updated Mar 21, 2011 at 12:31 PM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

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March 21, 2011 Updated Mar 21, 2011 at 12:31 PM EDT


A man accused of keeping a teenage girl at his home as his sex slave is in court on other charges. Michael Abdallah, 26, faces charges of rape, sodomy and additional sex charges but today a jury was picked for his trial on weapon possession charges. The weapon in question was found during a search of his home after being arrested for the alleged sex crimes.

The sex charges pending against him stem from accusations by a number of teenage girls. One 13-year-old girl claimed Abdallah trapped her in his house for six months and raped her more than 100 times. There is also claimed that Abdallah force the teen to baby-sit his one-year-old son.

Erie County Judge Kenneth Case said with the many charges against Abdallah, there could be two or more additional trials.

Officials said when the weapons and sex charges occurred, Abdallah was still on probation for a possession of a deadly weapon conviction from 2008.