Woman gets counseling after escape

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PITTSBURGH – A woman who said she ran off with a school security guard when she was an eighth-grader and was held in his house for a decade is getting counseling following her escape. Tanya Nicole Kach, 24, “is being counseled and she is taking the time to reconnect with her family,” said family attorney, Lawrence H. Fisher, on Friday, declining to elaborate. Kach, missing from her home in the Pittsburgh suburb of McKeesport since February 1996, fled the guard’s home Tuesday and told a deli owner her true identity. On Wednesday, police charged Thomas John Hose, 48, with statutory sexual assault and three counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. Hose, who was in jail Friday, was suspended without pay from the middle school. The two had met at the school, where they kissed in a stairwell when he caught her skipping class, according to a criminal complaint. Kach and Hose devised a plan for her to leave home, and when she moved in, a sexual relationship began, she told police. Kach told police Hose kept her in a bedroom in a small two-story home in McKeesport he shared with his parents and son beginning in 1996. She said Hose had her record their sexual encounters in a calendar book so “he could brag to co-workers and friends,” the complaint said. Soon after she moved in, she told police, Hose threatened to kill her if she attempted to leave, according to a police affidavit. Hose’s attorney, Jim Ecker, has said Hose did not force Kach to live with him and that she was never held against her will.last_img read more