An 18-year-old Sydney woman has described her terrifying experience of allegedly being forced to marry the man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted her.
Chafic Charylala allegedly drove to the woman's Bankstown home early on Monday morning before taking her to the Novotel at Brighton Le Sands, and then to a Lakemba house, where an Islamic ceremony took place and she was forced to marry the 31-year-old.
The young woman, who knew Charylala, 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 told the Seven Network 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 heard at Wagga Wagga Local Court on Tuesday.