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Kidnapped woman found 10 years after she disappeared - thanks to Facebook

The woman said she was forced to marry her captor , who used physical and emotion abuse to prevent her from fleeing.

A WOMAN WHO was 15 when she disappeared 10 years ago in California told police that she was forced to marry her captor and they had a child together.

She came forward to police after finding her sister on Facebook.

The Santa Ana Police Department said Wednesday that they booked her captor, 41-year-old Isidro Garcia, on suspicion of kidnapping for rape, lewd acts with a minor and false imprisonment.

Police say Garcia was dating her mother and lived with the family in 2004 when the girl was 15.

Police say that Garcia drugged the girl and drove her to a house in Compton where he locked her in a garage.

Garcia provided the victim with falsified identity documents and locked her overnight in a garage to prevent the victim from fleeing. Over the course of the following months and years, Garcia repeatedly told the victim her family had given up looking for her, and if she tried to go back to them, the family would be deported. The two moved on several occasions to avoid police detection.

Authorities say he used physical and emotional abuse to prevent her from fleeing. The now-25-year-old woman says Garcia forced her into marriage in 2007 and they had a child in 2012.

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