RICHMOND (AP) — Authorities said Wednesday they rescued a human trafficking victim who told police she was kept in a closet and sexually and physically abused almost daily for a year.
The woman was discovered when police and Homeland Security agents raided a Richmond home earlier this week.
Two men were arrested but their names were not released.
Police said one of the men met the woman on Facebook about a year ago. The woman reported the 35-year-old man lured her from Nicaragua with promises of work and a better life in the U.S.
Instead, she said she was held captive and abused in the home about 20 miles northeast of San Francisco.
Richmond police said they were alerted about the woman by a Homeland Security agent and by an advocacy group the woman had contacted.
Officers were able to contact the woman by phone and determine her location.