updated 9/16/2010 5:24:26 PM ET 2010-09-16T21:24:26

Police say a Brazilian woman used a social-networking site to track down the man who kidnapped and kept her captive for two weeks.

Police investigator Glauco Myga says police asked the woman to search through Web profiles of people living in the region where she was kidnapped last March.

Myga says the woman spotted a photo of her alleged abductor on Google's Orkut site, then contacted him using a fake profile. Police detained the 34-year-old suspect thanks to information she obtained.

The woman was kidnapped in March and held for 15 days in a city just outside Sao Paulo. Police got a tip on the case and freed her, but her abuctor wasn't there when officers raided the site. Police withheld the victim's name.

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