Model kid­napped for sex slave trade

Townsville Bulletin - - WORLD -

A BRI­TISH model who was kid­napped by sex slavers has told how she was drugged, hand­cuffed and stuffed in a suit­case.

Mum Chloe Ayling, 20, was driven to a re­mote Ital­ian farm­house and held cap­tive for six days af­ter be­ing ab­ducted by masked men.

Ms Ayling, who was lured to Mi­lan by a bo­gus fash­ion shoot, said: “I feared for my life sec­ond by sec­ond.”

Her al­leged kid­nap­per, Lukasz Pawel Herba, told her he was part of a sin­is­ter syn­di­cate called Black Death which sold women as sex slaves.

Ms Ayling, who is be­lieved to have been drugged with ke­tamine, was warned she would be auc­tioned to Arabs on the dark web then fed to tigers.

“I’ve been through a ter­ri­fy­ing ex­pe­ri­ence,” she said. “I’ve feared for my life, sec­ond by sec­ond, minute by minute, hour by hour. I’m scared for my life es­pe­cially be­cause I’ve told you these things and he says there are 10,000 mem­bers in Europe.”

Ms Ayling said she was drugged af­ter en­ter­ing an Ital­ian stu­dio on July 11, adding: “I woke up in a car’s boot.

“My wrists and an­kles were hand­cuffed and there was ad- hes­ive tape on my mouth. I was in­side a bag and was only able to breathe through a small hole.”

The gang drove Ms Ayling two hours to Bor­gial, near Lemie, on the French bor­der. When she woke, she had been stripped to just a pink che­nille body stock­ing and socks.

“The man said that in the past five years he has made more than £ 11 mil­lion,” she said. “The girls are des­tined for Arab coun­tries. At least three a week are sold and when the per­son gets bored of her he gives her to other peo­ple.

Mr Herba, 30, ap­peared in an Ital­ian court last week for a pre- trial hear­ing.

Po­lice al­lege he de­manded $ 440,000 to stop the auc­tion, hosted on porno­graphic sites.

Po­lice be­lieve he pre­vi­ously lured Ms Ayling to Paris for a photo shoot which didn’t go ahead.

TER­RI­FIED: Bri­tish model Chloe Ayling told how she was drugged, hand­cuffed and stuffed in a suit­case by kid­nap­pers. Pic­ture: In­sta­gram

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