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Model ‘drugged, handcuffed and stuffed into a bag’ while kidnappers auctioned her as a sex slave

Chloe Ayling, 20, says she thought she was going to a photo shoot but woke up shackled inside a bag with tape over her mouth.
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A young British glamour model has spoken of her terrifying ordeal after being lured to a property in Milan under the false pretence of a photo shoot, only to be kidnapped.

Horrifyingly, Chloe Ayling, 20, says she was drugged and stuffed into a bag by Dark Web kidnappers who sought to auction her as a sex slave.

Chloe says she went to an abandoned shop near Central Station in Milan, Italy, thinking she was going to a photo shoot but she was drugged, stuffed in the bag and driven 120 miles to a farmhouse in Turin.

The online criminal group, Black Death, are allegedly responsible for the kidnapping.

In a police statement, she described what happened to her: “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.”

A police press conference in Milan named her captor as Lukasz Herba, 30, who is accused of trying to sell her on the internet for A$445,000 through bitcoin.

Polish-born Lukasz Herba

He was reportedly found with a Black Death pamphlet which offers sexual services of women for auction.

The contents were released by police in Italy: “Girls can be transported globally, we have contractors for that, for a price… EU delivery is free, might take time dependant on current location and drop-off point,” the pamphlet read.

Shockingly, Ayling’s details were allegedly being advertised: “Born in UK; Abducted in Italy; Held in Germany; 19 year old; Caucasian; 34DD-25-35; Beginner model; Starting bid $300,000. Auction takes place 16.7.2017”.

She was reportedly released by her captor six days after she was taken when the group learned she had a 2-year-old child.

The model was reportedly given this letter after she was released:

You are being released as a huge generosity from Black Death Group. Your release does, however, come with a warning and you should read this letter very carefully.

You are certainly aware of your value on human slavery market (sic) and must make a note that this isn’t personal, this is business. For your release we have taken a number of factors into consideration.

A mistake was made by capturing you, especially considering you are a young mother that should have in no circumstances be lured into kidnapping. Second important factor (sic) you are very well aware of is your overall protection by one of our main and very well respected men who made a very clear and solid stance in your case.

You will, upon your landing in your home country cease any investigation activities related to your kidnapping. You also agreed to sneak a pre-determined set of information in to the media and we will expect to see evidence that has been done in the near future.

You and your family will, in no way ever talk about us in bad language and without respect. You have been treated fairly, with respect and we expect to hear exactly the same about us in return. You can release any information you have heard from MO while your holding as he would never give you any information that could harm our activities. We will not tolerate lying about anything that has happened.

You have also agreed to pay outstanding costs of your release of $50,000. We expect that money to be paid in BitCoins within one month.

Any sort of disobedience with the above will result in your elimination.

Italian newspaper Il Giornale reported Chloe was told she’d be sold outside of Europe.

Il Giornale reports she said: “He [one of the alleged kidnappers] told me … That he alone had earned more than €15m in the last five years and explained to me that all the girls are destined for the Arab countries. When the buyer gets tired of the girl bought by auction [they] can give them to other people, and when it is no longer of interest they are to become a ‘tiger meal’.”

Speaking outside her London home earlier, Ayling told reporters:

“I’ve been through a terrifying experience. I’ve feared for my life, second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour,” she said.

“I’m incredibly grateful to the Italian and UK authorities for all they have done to secure my safe release.

“I have just arrived home after four weeks and haven’t had time to collect my thoughts. I am not at liberty to say anything further until I have been debriefed by the UK police.”

More as we get it.

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