Rudy Farias was allegedly held captive by his mother Janie Santana (Picture: Twitter/Facebook)
A teenage boy who was reportedly found after going missing for eight years was actually locked up in his home by his own mother, he has claimed.
Earlier this week it was reported that Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Farias IV had been found eight years after going missing while walking his dogs.
He was 17 when he was reported missing on March 6 2015, but the Texas Center for the Missing confirmed he had been found safe on Sunday.
Mr Farias has now spoken to Houston police officers as well as community activist Quanell X, the MailOnline reports, and he alleges that his mother who reported him missing actually kept him locked up at home for the last eight years.
Mother Janie Santana said it was a miracle her missing son had been found, and claimed he was ‘non verbal’.
However Mr Farias has now accused her of holding him captive, drugging and sexually abusing him.
Neighbours have also said he was never missing, adding they saw him regularly.
Mr Farias and Ms Santana both met with Houston Police on Wednesday.
Rudy was 17 when he went missing (Picture: CEN)
Rudy covered his head with a blanket as he attended the meeting with police alongside Quanell X (Picture: Twitter)
A spokesman for the force said: ‘Detectives with our missing persons unit interviewed Mr Rudy Farias, 25, and his mother today.
‘While there are reports of some of the content of the interviews being released, our detectives are not in a position at this time to discuss specifics of the interviews or if the content being released is entirely factual.’
The spokesman added a news conference will be held on Thursday in order to provide more details.
Quanell X attended the meeting as a mediator between the family and police, and told journalists afterwards that Mr Farias asked to speak to him privately.
He claims he was held captive in his family home for eight years (Picture: Google Maps)
His mother, Janie Santana, was accused of holding him hostage(Picture: Facebook)
After being separated from his mother, Mr Farias reportedly said he never went missing, and for the last years his mother has been making him share a bed with her and ‘making him play daddy’.
Mr Farias’ father, Houston police officer Rudolph Farias III, died by suicide in 2014.
When asked for details about the sexual assault claims, Quanell said he did not want to go into details about the ‘kissing.’
After he was asked again, he replied: ‘Let me ask you a question – if your mother is tongue kissing you in the bed with her naked, what the h*** is that? This is sick.’
Mr Farias allegedly said police found him last week because he stole his mother’s car to get away from her.
When asked why he ran away, Mr Farias allegedly said: ‘I was tired of living like a slave.’
A GoFundMe account set up by Ms Santana to cover Mr Farias’s medical costs has since been deleted.
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