The Bexar County Sheriff's Office is sharing new, horrifying details in the arrest of a 16-year-old girl's parents in connection with her disappearance. The teenager has since been found alive.
Authorities said Maarib Al Hishmawi's parents -- Abdulah Fahmi Al Hishmawi, 34, and Hamdiyah Sabah Al Hishmawi, 33 -- attempted to force her into an arranged marriage and subjected her to physical abuse when she refused.
Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said the girl's family had arranged for her to marry a man in another city and that a sum of $20,000 would be exchanged.
"This young lady, at various times over that time period was subjected to some pretty bad abuse because she didn't want to be married to this person," Salazar said.