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Thomas Hose, Tanya Kach’s Captor, has Kept Details About his Wife and Family Life Undisclosed

Thomas created a false identity, "Nikki Allen," for Tanya, introducing her as his girlfriend.

Thomas Hose, known for his involvement in the kidnapping of Tanya Nicole Kach, is currently in the spotlight following the upcoming Lifetime movie “The Girl Locked Upstairs: The Tanya Kach Story“.

The Girl Locked Upstairs: The Tanya Kach Story” is a TV movie set to be released on June 8, 2024.

The crime drama narrates the trial of Tanya Kach, a 14-year-old girl whom Thomas Hose held captive for a decade.

Moreover, Tanya Kach is an American kidnapping survivor and author from McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

After his release, Thomas Hose Maintained the Privacy for his Family’s Safety

Thomas was a Pennsylvania, United States resident working as a Security Guard at Cornell Middle School.

In March 2006, Thomas was arrested by Pennsylvania police for captivating the young girl for a decade.

Due to his criminal record, personal details about Thomas’s wife and family life have not been publicly available.

Some rumors suggest that he kept his personal life a secret to protect his family from the media, given his damaged reputation.

Furthermore, Tanya Nicole Kach was a 14-year-old student studying in eighth grade at Cornell Middle School, where Thomas was a security guard.

Nicole was a Teen having a difficult time with her parents divorcing and domestic turmoil, and seeking some peace and good friendship.

Thomas took advantage of her innocence and befriended Tanya by listening to her worries and making her laugh.

Tom manipulated the Teen Tanya, making her feel he loved her, and then took her to her elderly parents’ house in McKeesport in February 1996.

Furthermore, in McKeesport, Thomas captured Tanya for 10 years until she succeeded in escaping from the captor.

Thomas spent 15 years of his life in prison for the crime he committed. He was later released in 2022.

Moreover, some rumors claimed that he visited his home in McKeesport after his release from prison.

Apart from that, the information about where he is now remains a mystery to the public.

Additional Information

  • Thomas Hose was 38 years old when he held Tanya captive in his house.
  • Thomas served a maximum sentence of 15 years after receiving a sentence of five to fifteen years for his crimes.
  • Tanya escaped from Thomas’s captivity with the help of Joe Sparico, a neighborhood grocery store owner she had befriended.
Nishan Dahal
Nishan Dahal
Nishan Dahal, a passionate movie and TV show enthusiast, channels his passion for storytelling into his articles. With a keen interest in genres like sci-fi, rom-coms, and screen adventures, Nishan brings a unique perspective and enthusiasm to his work, enticing readers into his imaginative narratives. In addition to his passion for movies and TV shows, Nishan finds equal joy in delving into Manga series, drawing inspiration from the masterful storytelling of Eiichiro Oda in "One Piece." Nishan utilizes his articles to share his thoughts and craft enthralling stories for his readers.


  1. I can’t believe this happened in McKeesport and I don’t know about it. Holy cow. That poor child…


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