[LA FEATURE] Abduction Arrest

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A man is accused of raping a girl, forcing her into marriage and motherhood during a decade-long kidnapping

Timeline: Kidnapped Woman Comes Forward After 10 Years

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    The woman and her daughter pose in an undated picture at a baptism with an unidentified woman.

    February 2004: 15-year-old girl arrives in the U.S. from Mexico and moves in with mother and mother's boyfriend, Isidro Garcia.

    June-August 2004: Garcia allegedly groped, kissed and raped the victim while living with family.

    August 2004: Garcia kidnaps the girl, taking her to a home in Compton and holds her against her will, according to police.

    Aug. 3-5, 2004: Mother files a missing persons report.

    2007: Garcia and the victim are married, using false documents created by Garcia, according to police.

    Oct. 27, 2010: Victim gives birth to their daughter.

    April 2014: Victim contacts sister on Facebook to wish her happy birthday; meets with her mother soon after.

    May 19, 2014: Victim lodges domestic violence complaint with Bell Gardens police; Santa Ana police contacted about old missing persons case; Garcia arrested.

    May 21, 2014: Nanny describes alleged kidnapper, his victim, their daughter as "perfect couple."

    May 22, 2014: Isidro Garcia is charged with rape, kidnapping and other counts. His attorney denies the allegations, saying they were made up by his wife amid a breakup.Arraignment is scheduled for June 9.

    May 22, 2014: Isidro Garcia, aka Tomas Medrano, was suspended from his part-time job at Environment Control, a janitorial service, pending the outcome of the police investigation. In a statement, his employer said, "We are very concerned by the recent news reports."