A Muslim man who allegedly forced an 18-year-old Sydney woman to marry him has been charged with kidnapping and sexual assault.

Chafic Charyala, 33, allegedly drove to the teenager’s Bankstown home on Sunday at 2am, forced her out of her bedroom window and took her to the Novotel at Brighton Le Sands, reports Daily Mail.

The teenager was allegedly kept at the hotel for more than 24 hours before Cheryala took her to a Lakemba house, where an Islamic ceremony conducted by a sheikh took place.

‘I just wanted to come back home to my family,’ the teenager told 7News.

The young woman, who knew Charyala, claims he wanted to use the marriage to secure an Australian citizenship.

‘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,’ she said on Tuesday.

‘It was scary. I just wanted to come back home to my family and not be with him.’

‘I can’t stand him. I want to kill him.’

She was then driven down the Hume Highway towards Melbourne, where Charylala’s cousin lives, but police intercepted the vehicle after her family contacted police.

Charylala was arrested in Gundagai on Monday night, about 400km from Sydney, and charged with kidnapping, sexual assault and indecent assault.

The matter was adjourned at Wagga Wagga Local Court on Tuesday.

What a terrifying experience. That poor girl. I can’t even begin to imagine.

Share your comments below.

  • obviously that is not the type of person that should ever be privilleged to hold an australian citizenship


  • What a terrifying and traumatic experience.


  • hope that man is out of our country. arsehole!
    hope the girl is recovery slowly with lots of TLC. i would hate to see if that was my daughter.
    where is the world at?


  • There are some truely awful people out there. Hope he’s deported and never allowed back.


  • What a terrifying experience indeed. Hope this man will be charged with a heavy sentence on this serious crime.


  • This is terrible. That poor young girl


  • What awful people are we allowing to come to this country. So sorry for the young teenager. But it should not be allowed to happen. Government has to toughen up and stop this occurring in future.


  • So sorry for what happened to this young woman, but also glad that she was found sooner rather than later.


  • I have heard of reports of girls much younger than that being forced to marry older guys – only some involve gaining Australian citizenship


  • Appalling that he thought he’d get away with this.


  • How scary for her, I hope she is able to recover from this and he receives a life time ban from Australia!


  • Poor woman! To get an Australian citizenship??? So sad!! :-(


  • I hope she receives counselling and will proceed to live a normal life.


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