HOGANSVILLE, Ga. (AP) – A man is being held on false imprisonment and aggravated sodomy charges after a 17-year-old Massachusetts boy he met online text-messaged his family claiming he was being held against his will on the man’s west Georgia farm, police said.

A judge set a $1 million bond Friday for Ted Roy Williams, 58, who was arrested a day earlier. Police questioned the teen Friday afternoon before he flew back home to Boston.

Williams met the boy on the online networking site MySpace.com two weeks ago and persuaded him to visit him in Georgia, Troup County Sheriff’s Lt. Rick Massie said. Williams, who bought the teen’s plane ticket, picked him up Thursday morning at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, took him to his rural home and immediately began sexually abusing him, Massie said.

Massie said the boy was kept from leaving the house, although he was not physically restrained or held at gunpoint.

When the boy was left unattended after several hours in the home, he was able to send a text message from his cell phone to his family in Bourne, Mass., asking for help and giving the farm’s address, Massie said. The family told the police in Bourne, who notified Troup County authorities.

Massie would not disclose the contents of the text message.

Troup County jail officials did not immediately know the name of Williams’ lawyer.

Earlier this month in Columbia, S.C., a 14-year-old girl held captive for 10 days was rescued after she sent a text message to her mother using her captor’s cell phone.

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