Missing Pittsburgh girl, 16, found in the home of ex-boyfriend after he had attacked and kidnapped her
WWE star Kurt Angle's niece, 16, is rescued by SWAT after a two-hour end with her ex-boyfriend, 19, who broke into her home, abused and abducted and then kept her home with another missing child & # 39;
- Pittsburgh-girl Marjani Aquil, 16, was missing on Wednesday at 15:15
- She is the niece of Olympic gold medalist wrestler Kurt Angle
- She was last seen in her home in Penn Hills, where her ex-boyfriend reportedly abused her and then pushed her into his red sedan
- She was found early Thursday morning in the home of her ex-boyfriend
- Jermaine Laquay Rodgers, 19, was arrested for her kidnapping
- After a two-hour confrontation with the police, a SWAT team had to enter his house and take him out of the cellar and put them in chains.
- Another missing Munhall juvenile was also discovered at home
- This is the second time in a year that Rodgers Aquil has kidnapped
Marlene Lenthang for Dailymail.com
The niece of WWE wrestler Kurt Angle who was missing on Wednesday in Pittsburgh was found after being attacked and kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend.
After a two-hour break the police broke into the McKeesport house of ex-boyfriend Jermaine Laquay Rodgers, 19, to find the missing girl Marjani Aquil (16), after midnight early on Thursday morning.
Aquil is the niece of the 50-year-old Olympic gold medalist wrestler and WWE star Kurt Angle.
An amber warning was issued for her after she was beaten in her home in Penn Hills and then was abducted around 15.15 on Wednesday.
Girl from Pittsburgh, Marjani Aquil, 16, (left) was reported missing on Wednesday at 15:15. She was found Thursday after midnight in the home of her ex-boyfriend Jermaine Laquay Rodgers (right) after he attacked and abducted her from her home
Aquil's famous uncle WWE star Kurt Angle, 50, shared a plea for her to be found on Wednesday
Aquil is the niece of the wrestler Kurt Angle who won gold at the 1996 Olympic Games for freestyl wrestling
She was first discovered in the early hours of Thursday morning and got bruises on her face in the living room of her ex-boyfriend's house. She was taken out of the house by the police and Rodgers was discovered in the basement two hours later.
After a two-hour delay, a police SWAT team entered the house and Rodgers detained.
& # 39; They broke the window under the porch so they could look in that area and that was where they saw him hiding in the coal cellar. He was instructed to show his hands and stayed there until the team that was in the basement could come and take him into custody, Allegheny County Police Insp. Christopher Kearns.
He cursed profusely when he was taken to the police headquarters where he was accused of her abduction.
Arrested: after a two-hour confrontation with the police, a SWAT team had to enter the house of Rodgers and take him out of the basement and put them in handcuffs
The police also said that this was the second time in a year that Rodgers abducted Aquil. He is accused of kidnapping a minor, assault and intimidation
Aquil was taken to a hospital for her minor injuries.
Penns Hills police chief Howard Burton said that Rodgers entered the house of Aquil on Wednesday night in Penn Hills and attacked her. Then he forced her into a red sedan and took her home, according to CBS.
Aquil's mother told the police that she witnessed the fact that Rodgers had attacked her daughter on surveillance video, according to WPXI.
The police said there were also two other people in the house when the police arrived, including a resident and a missing Munhall juvenile.
The police have not provided details about that missing juvenile.
Police say this is the second time Rodgers has kidnapped Aquil. He was arrested in March for allegedly abducting her for four days from January 29, 2018
Aquil was removed from her Penn Hills home on Wednesday afternoon (above)
SWAT team members are seen above entering Rodgers' home on Thursday mornings
An Amber Alert was officially issued at 20:14 in Pittsburgh and was subsequently canceled at 1.34 am on Thursday.
He is accused of kidnapping a minor, burglary, unlawful restriction of a minor, terrorist threat, simply sexual assault, intimidation and criminal misfortune. A pending preliminary hearing for Rodgers is scheduled for 28 January.
And this is not his first run-up to the law. Last year Rodgers pleaded guilty of terrorist threats and simple attacks in another incident involving Aquil.
The police also said that this was the second time in a year that Rodgers abducted Aquil.
He was arrested in March for allegedly abducting her on January 29, 2018, and for holding her for four days in an apartment in Wilkinsburg against her will.
Aquil said he physically prevented her from communicating with her friends and family and suffered a physical attack during her imprisonment.
He was on trial after that incident.