Boy Rescued in Georgia After Text-Messaging Family in Massachusetts

A man was arrested after a 17-year-old Cape Cod boy he met on sent a text message to his family back home claiming he was being held against his will on the man's west Georgia farm, police said.

Ted Roy Williams, 58, was arrested Thursday and being held on charges of aggravated sodomy and false imprisonment, Troup County Sheriff's Lt. Rick Massie said. A judge set his bond Friday at $1 million.

Williams met the boy, from Bourne, Mass., on the online networking site and convinced the teen to visit him in Georgia, Massie said. He bought a plane ticket for the boy and picked him up at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Thursday morning, and then took the teen to his rural home and began sexually abusing him, Massie said.

When the boy was left unattended after several hours in the home, he was able to send a text message from his cell phone to his family, asking for help and giving the address of his location, Massie said. The family told local police, who notified Troup County authorities.

Massie said the boy was not physically restrained or held at gunpoint.

"When it got to the point that he was ready to go, he couldn't," Massie said.

The boy was still being questioned Friday afternoon by police.

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