Reuters - Video

EDITION: U.S. | U.K. | IN

Top News

Woman found after 10-year kidnap

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 00:50

May 22 - U.S. woman found alive 10 years after her abduction in California. Paul Chapman reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

A man's been arrested after a southern California woman abducted a decade ago contacted police. The woman was 15 when she was allegedly drugged and at first kept in a locked garage. This apartment complex in Santa Ana, California, was one of the addresses she and her captor occupied over the next ten years. Now aged 25, the woman says she was repeatedly abused both sexually and physically, and forced to marry kidnapper who made her pregnant. Police say she lived in fear. (SOUNDBITE)(English) CORPORAL ANTHONY BERTAGNA, SANTA ANA POLICE, SAYING: "My understanding is there was continued and repeated sexual assaults. On two occasions she tried to escape. He caught her, he beat her for her efforts." A man named as Isidro Garcia has been arrested on suspicion of offences including kidnap, rape and false imprisonment.

Woman found after 10-year kidnap

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 00:50

Top News »

The Exchange »

Moving Pictures »