A 21-year-old woman from the UK who was drugged and abducted to be sold into sex slavery has shared details of what she calls “the six days in hell.”
Chloe Ayling has admitted that she thought during the six days of captivity in Italy last year that she “might have to sleep with the kidnapper to survive;” saying her only move to get out of there alive was to get him to like her.
“When he asked to kiss me, I didn’t say no. I didn’t want to upset him. Instead I would say, ‘Maybe in the future.’ I thought that if I gave him what he wanted, that there would be no point in him releasing me (for sex slavery),” she said.Her kidnapper, Lukasz Herba, was jailed for 16 years in Italy after the court surmised that she had told the truth.
“It’s a huge relief because I feel like my life has been on hold. It was six days of hell,” she said.
In July 2017, Ayling was drugged and taken unconscious in a suitcase to a distant farm in Italy from Milan, where she had been invited for a staged photo shoot.
The kidnapper told her that she would be sold via the so-called dark web into sex slavery to Middle Eastern men by a group called the Black Death, reports say.
“He told me that the girls are used for sex and then when they’re done with them, they’re fed to their tigers,” she claimed.
The woman spent six days with Herba before she turned up at the British consulate. He reportedly let her go after she told him she was the mother of a toddler. He later said that he was in love with Ayling and hoped “she would repay with feelings.”
Doubts over Ayling’s version of events rose as soon as she appeared in front of the cameras after the release in a top and tiny shorts, smiling. Herba also told the court that she asked him to stage the abduction to get some publicity and fuel her modeling career.Additionally, CCTV footage of her and her kidnapper shopping in Italy during the days of her captivity emerged. The two held hands and looked like a couple, according to the witnesses.
While Lukasz Herba was found guilty and sentenced to a prison term, his alleged accomplice, his brother Michal, has been extradited to Italy and awaits trial.