Police believe the 18-year-old was kidnapped from her Bankstown home by a 33-year-old man, was sexually assaulted and driven in a car towards Melbourne.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the kidnapper had previously asked the woman’s parents for her hand in marriage, but was rejected.
The teenager’s family reported her missing and she was later found in a car with the man on the Hume Highway at Gundagai on Monday night.
"He lives overseas, but he doesn't have a visa here, so if he gets married here, the girl gets to put him here...he can stay here," the victim confirmed.
Charylala was arrested on Monday night when police tracked down his vehicle 400km from Sydney with the scared teen inside. He was charged with kidnapping, sexual assault and indecent assault.
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