British model Chole Ayling was reportedly abducted in Milan by kidnappers who tried to auction her as a ‘sex slave’ on online.
The 20-year-old woman was attacked on July 11 by two men as she attended an arranged photo shoot in Milan set up by a criminal group calling themselves Black Death.
In a statement to police published by the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, she said: “A person wearing black gloves came up from behind and put one hand on my neck and the other on my mouth, while a second person, wearing a black balaclava, injected me in my right arm.
“I think I lost consciousness. When I woke up I was wearing a pink bodysuit and the socks I’m in now.I realised I was in the boot of a car, with my wrists and ankles tied and my mouth taped. I was inside a bag, with only a small hole that allowed me to breathe.”
Ayling said that she screamed so much her captors were forced to stop the car three times while transporting her. She said her feet and hands were tied to a chest of drawers when in the house. “I was forced to sleep on the floor in a sleeping bag,” she said.
But the authorities reportedly said she was released when they found out she had a two-year-old child as their rules forbade kidnapping mothers.