Transcript for California Kidnap Victim Reunited With Family 10 Years Later
An incredible story out of California. A young woman kidnapped when she was just 15, has been reunited with her family after ten years in captivity. This morning, she is telling her story, as her alleged abductor prepares to face a judge. Here's ABC's John muller. Reporter: Now 25 years old, the victim who did not want to be identified on camera, says she is just grateful to be home with family. I'm so happy. And privileged to be with my family. That's I want all the time. All the time I pray for her. For them. More for my mom and my sisters. I want to finish this all the time. Reporter: While clutcng her daughter, she describes the nightmare she suffered at the hands of ysidro Garcia. I can do nothing. I had to do what he want. Reporter: She says Garcia brainwashed her in believing her family didn't want her. And threatened to deport her family, making her too afraid to ask for help. He's all she's got. That's when the brainwashing starts. Reporter: But she grew worried about her daughter's safety, and turned to Facebook, contacting her sister. And finally, Tuesday, she worked up the courage to call police, ending a decade-long nightmare. I was really afraid about everything because I was alone. I think I was alone. But I wasn't never was. My family was with me. Reporter: Now, the neighbors in Santa Ana say they never suspected anything. They thought Garcia was a loving husband. But now, he is due in court, facing kidnapping and a host of other charges.
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