WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) – A woman who authorities found trapped in a small pit in a neighbor’s shed says the man told her he loved her before closing the door.

The woman testified Thursday at a municipal court hearing for her neighbor, Dennis Dunn.

He’s been charged with kidnapping.

The 45-year-old Dunn was arrested April 26 when police found the woman after cries were reported from the shed in Blanchester, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Cincinnati.

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Police say she may have been trapped about four hours.

Dunn’s attorney doesn’t believe Dunn is guilty of kidnapping, and believes he has a mental disorder.

The woman says she recalls stepping outside to smoke a cigarette and later screaming.

The case is expected to eventually go to a grand jury.

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