Isidro Garcia told the woman her family gave up looking for her and would be deported if she contacted them. She finally escaped after reaching out on Facebook.
A decade ago, a 15-year-old Santa Ana, Calif., girl vanished. Now, police say the girl spent a decade in captivity, repeatedly raped, assaulted, and ultimately impregnated by a man who was once her boyfriend.
Police arrested Isidro Garcia, now 41, Tuesday for kidnapping the girl, now a 25-year-old woman. They say the story began in June 2004 when Garcia and the girl were both dating and living together. At the time, the girl’s family suspected that he was sexually abusing her but had no proof to act on.
Then, in August, Garcia allegedly drugged the girl and she disappeared. Her disappearance happened just after he also assaulted the girl’s mother.