ENGLAND – The model who was kidnapped and allegedly offered as a sex slave is breaking her silence and speaking out about her ordeal.
“I've been through a terrifying experience,” she told reporters outside her home in England.
Chloe Ayling says she was lured to Italy, in July on the pretext of a fashion photo shoot, but she says she was drugged by two hooded men and jammed inside a suit case.
The aspiring British model was driven to a remote farmhouse, where she was told she would be sold on the so-called “Dark Web,” the shadowy internet where crime is allegedly commonplace, for $300,000.
Ayling says she was handcuffed to a dresser for a week.
“I feared for my life second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour,” she said.
Her abductors reportedly took pity on her when they found out she has a 2-year-old son. She was dumped outside the British consulate in Milan, she said.
"I have just arrived home after being away for four weeks in Italy," she said. "I haven't had the time to gather my thoughts." She thanked Italian and British authorities for her safe release.
Internet expert Curtis Minder told Inside Edition that there are people being sold into sex slavery.
“Believe it or not, some of these markets operate a lot like Amazon or eBay,” he said. “Many of them are targeted to the Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian market.”
A native of Poland is facing charges in the alleged kidnapping of the British woman.