Alleged kidnap victim 'so happy' to be home

The house where the alleged victim and her husband most recently lived.
The house where the alleged victim and her husband most recently lived. Credit: APTN

A Californian woman who claims she has been held captive by a man for a decade says she is "so happy" to be back with her family.

"I'm so happy and God-blessed to be with my family. That's what I want all the time. All the time, I cry for them, more for my mom and my sisters," she told local news station KABC TV.

She said 41-year-old Isidro Garcia forced her to marry him and beat her every time she tried to leave.

"He worked hard for me and my daughter and he bought everything I want, but I need love of my family - not things," she said.

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Woman found decade after being kidnapped

A woman who was 15 when she disappeared 10 years ago in California told police she was forced to marry her captor and have a child. Police have arrested Isidro Garcia, 41, on suspicion of kidnapping, rape, child abuse and false imprisonment.