Alleged Teen Kidnapper To Undergo Mental Evaluation

The 19-year-old Prattsburgh man accused of kidnapping a woman and holding her as a sex slave has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation by a federal judge.

Brandon Todd appeared in a Rochester federal courtroom Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan Feldman found some of the allegations so disturbing, he ordered a mental health exam to determine whether Todd is competent to stand trial.

Prosecutors say that, in Brandon Todd’s room, authorities discovered a loaded shotgun, pellet guns, knives, a closet with feces inside, and a peach-colored towel matching one that a woman said she’d been forced to sleep on.

Todd is accused of kidnapping the woman in San Diego in April before bringing her cross country on a bus to his grandparents home in Prattsburgh. The woman claims Todd repeatedly raped and assaulted her before she was able to escape by faking an asthma attack and being taken to Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath.

                                               

A new court date will not be set until the results of the evaluation are complete, which could take several months.

Todd's been in jail since July.  He's being held in federal custody at the Seneca County Jail in Romulus.

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