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Woman Kidnapped in Late '80s Finally Rescued in Bolivia

She has been reunited with family, police say
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2018 9:29 AM CST
Police released this photo of the woman, second from left, and her son being escorted by police officers.   (Argentine Police)

(Newser) – An Argentinian woman who was kidnapped as a teenager in the late 1980s and taken out of the country has finally been reunited with her family, police say. In a statement, police said they rescued the 45-year-old woman and her 9-year-old son from human traffickers in southern Bolivia after a tip that she was being held in the city of Bermejo, the BBC reports. Police say they were able to locate a house in which the woman, who was abducted 32 years ago, was being held. Police didn't release details on the alleged kidnappers, though sources tell the Mirror that the woman was forced to work as a prostitute and constantly shifted around the country during her decades in captivity. (Read more Bolivia stories.)

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