Police: California woman abducted at 15 found alive after 10 years


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Chicago Tribune:

Police: California woman abducted at 15 found alive after 10 years

LOS ANGELES - A woman abducted from her suburban Southern California home when she was 15 has been found alive after a decade-long ordeal of physical and sexual abuse, and her accused kidnapper has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.

Now 25, the woman told detectives she was kidnapped in August 2004 by a man who lived with the family at the time and held captive by him ever since, the Santa Ana Police Department said in a statement. She was not named by authorities.

Over the years, she was sexually assaulted by her abductor and gave birth to his child in 2012, police said. The woman contacted authorities on Tuesday after first reaching out to her sister on Facebook, police said.

Isidro Garcia, 41, was taken into custody on Tuesday on suspicion of kidnapping, rape, lewd acts with a minor and false imprisonment, according to the police statement.

Thank God this woman finally escaped.


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