A model based in the United Kingdom was abducted from Milan to be sold as a sex salve. The British model has now finally broken her silence and shared how she was drugged, handcuffed, choked and put in a bag by kidnappers who confined her in a house in Italy and tried to sell her as a sex slave in an online auction.
Reportedly, during the horrific episode, 20-year old Chloe Ayling was drugged with ketamine, taken by men clad in balaclavas and chained to furniture in a farmhouse in some remote area of Italy. While sharing her experience of the week-long ordeal, Ayling said that she feared for her life every single second.
Ayling was booked for a photo shoot in Milan on July 11 but when she reached the building, she found it to be abandoned and was soon attacked. The Telegraph quotes her saying,
A person wearing black gloves came from behind and put one hand on my neck and one on my mouth to stop me from screaming. A second person wearing a black balaclava gave me an injection in my right forearm. I think I lost consciousness. When I woke up I was wearing a pink bodysuit and the socks I am wearing now. I realised I was in the boot of a car with my wrists and ankles handcuffed, adhesive tape on my mouth. I was inside a bag and was only able to breathe through a small hole.
Ayling was then driven to a tiny hamlet of Borgial near the border of France. The model further said,
They watched me, they stopped me from fleeing and they threatened to kill me if I did,” she said as she revealed that there were four men involved all of whom referred to each other by initials. I didn’t want to eat until July 14 as I was so stressed, I didn’t trust what I was being offered.
Ayling’s captors, who claimed to be belonging to an online outfit named “Black Death” demanded a ransom of more than 19 crore (£270,000) threatened to sell her on the deep web if the amount was not paid. They had taken compromising photographs of her while she was unconscious. Allegedly, the model was told that she would be trafficked to the middle east and once her buyer gets bored of her, she would be passed on to some other person or probably fed to the tigers.
One of the captors, however, confessed that since she was a mother, they had made a mistake by abducting her and that it was against the rules of their outfit. After this, her handcuffs were removed and she was allowed to roam around in the farmhouse. The kidnappers eventually agreed to accept 41.5 lakh (£50,000).
A 30 year old Polish national named Lukasz Pawel Herba has been convicted in the case and arrested by the police. Herba has also reportedly confessed the kidnapping which has been described by investigators as a plot involving months of planning. According to the report, he had taken Ayling to the British Consulate on July 17 where he was arrested for his crime.