Madison Township teen home after missing for two months

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A 17-year-old central Ohio girl is recovering with family by her side after being missing for nearly two months.

Lindsay Trosper was reported missing after her family last saw her at their Madison Township Home on June 18th. 

Police found her over the weekend. 

Saturday evening, a Facebook tip led her father Andrew Trosper and police to North Columbus, about 20 miles from where she lived. 

Her father spoke only with NBC4 about her return. 

He said Lindsay was with a man she’d met through family members and had recently been chatting with him online. 

Andrew Trosper said his daughter went with that man and another man to a home in the area of I-71 and Weber roads but that they wouldn’t let her leave. 

From there he said they forced Meth on her, didn’t give her adequate food or water and had her cut and dye her hair. 

NBC4 asked Andrew Trosper why his daughter didn’t leave. 

“She was unable. She described to me as the door having a giant steel lock on it with a keypad combo,” he replied. 

NBC4 also asked him if his daughter was trafficked. 

“No, they did not. Personally, I believe they were prepping her,” he said. 

Charges have not been filed. 

Madison Township police did not want to go on camera for an interview but said they’re investing the case as a runaway and wouldn’t rule out whether charges would be filed against the man Lindsay was with. 

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