Kidnapped model’s ransom note riddle

Sunday, 13 August 2017, 07:19:55 AM. A RANSOM demand after Brit model Chloe Ayling was kidnapped said it would help “kickstart her career”.

The email to her agent ordered him to raise £50,000 ($A81,800) and listed three businessmen to contact, The Sun reports.

It added: “I am sure that this experience properly exposed to the media will kickstart her career.

“She will be very comfortable in giving money back.”

The note cast a fresh riddle over the ordeal the 20-year-old said she suffered after being lured to a fake photo shoot in Milan.

Chloe, now back home in Coulsdon, South London, said she was bundled into a suitcase, drugged and handcuffed while being auctioned as a sex slave on the Dark Web for £270,000.

Her alleged captor, Polish-born oddball Lukasz Herba, 30, is said to have taken pity on her six says later when he realised she had a child.

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Chloe Ayling.Source:Supplied

He was arrested when he took her to Milan’s British consulate.

Questions have been raised about whether the story was an elaborate fake kidnapping after it emerged that she went shopping for groceries and shoes with her alleged captor the day before her release. Even her lawyer admits her ordeal “seemed incredible”.

On July 10, Chloe was sent to Milan, Italy, by her UK agent to take part in a photo shoot. She says she turned up to what she thought was a studio near the city’s central railway station the next day, but discovered the studio was a fake.

“The door to the studio was closed and before I entered a person from behind put a hand on my neck and one on my mouth stopping me from screaming,” she said in her statement to police. “The second man had a balaclava on, so I could only see his eyes through two holes and his mouth.

“The man behind me continued to restrain me, forcing me to lift my face (up), while the one in front gave me an injection in my right arm.”

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The car she was transported in.Source:Supplied

The abductors drugged her with horse tranquilliser ketamine, handcuffed her, taped her mouth shut and stuffed her into a large suitcase. The case was placed into a car boot and she was then driven two and a half hours west to Borgial, a village near Turin. When she woke, she was wearing only a pink leotard, her underwear and socks.

She said the two men took her from the car and handcuffed her hands and feet to furniture inside a small two-storey farmhouse.

A few hours later, another man, who went by the names Andre and MD, arrived at the house and released her from the handcuffs, saying she had been kidnapped by mistake.

The men, Ms Ayling said, were members of an international syndicate called Black Death that sold woman as sex slaves over the Dark Web.

She said MD then stayed with her in the house day and night for the next six days. They even ended up sharing a bed.

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A ransom note has added a new wrinkle to Ayling’s story. Picture: InstagramSource:Instagram

“MD never molested me sexually, or asked for sexual favours, because Black Death prohibited or severely punished members who touched kidnapped girls,” she told police. “MD let me move around the apartment freely but always (only) on the first floor, preventing me from going outside.

“Yesterday he allowed me to go (out) onto the balcony and (he) assured me that he was personally trying to have me freed and that he had contacted my modelling agency to pay a $300,000 ransom.

“MD asked me to provide three names of people I know who could provide the ransom money, which I did.”

Italian police have arrested the 30-year-old, who they described as a dangerous fantasist, on suspicion of kidnapping and extortion.

Milan police said Mr Herba claimed to be a “paid killer” for Black Death, but suggested some of his claims may have been made up.

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