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About sharing image copyrightGetty Images Alicia Kozakiewicz was 13 years old when she slipped out of her home in Pittsburgh to meet someone she had been chatting to online. What followed was a nightmare. Now 27, Alicia has made it her mission to protect other children from what she went through, and has had a law named after her in several US states. This is her story in her own words.

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Things like, "Be good, be quiet! He sped off down my street and past my house. I thought, "Maybe he'll just drive around the block. After some time the car reached a toll booth and in my mind I remember thinking, "This is my chance, this is when I'm going to be rescued because this person in the booth is going to see a crying child and think, 'What is going on?

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On the walls were all these devices that my year-old mind just couldn't comprehend. He then removed my clothing and looked at me and said, "This is going to be really hard for you. It's OK, cry. He chained me to the floor with this dog collar next to the bed. I was raped and beaten and tortured in that girl for four days. I have to tell you that it's amazing the response I get sometimes when I say that.

Sometimes people say, "You're so lucky, that's not that long. I want to make it clear that you cannot define pain by time, or what happened, it's how the experience affects the person. It's how it impacted them. Whether you're held captive for four days or abused by somebody you love for years, or molested for 15 seconds on a bus, it's your experience and your pain that defines it, not the length of live and not what actually occurred.

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On the fourth day he said: "I'm beginning to like you too much. Tonight we're going to go for a ride.

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Did they know how much I loved them? I drifted into a dazed sort of state. The most popular kids would talk to the less popular. I felt safe. There was one guy, a boy who I thought was around my own age, that I didn't know, and he was into all the things that I was into. He listened to live I had to say day and night, giving me advice. He was somebody to complain to and to get comforted by girl the eight or nine months before my giros.

Online grooming is very effective. He was the one I walked out to see on New Year's Day and who kidnapped me in his car. Things like, "Be good, be quiet!

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He sped off down my street and past my house. I thought, "Maybe he'll just drive around the block. After some time the car reached a toll booth and in my mind I remember thinking, girle is my chance, this is when I'm going to be rescued because this person in the booth is going to see a crying child and think, 'What is going on?

I remember looking out of the window and seeing the phone boxes and thinking, "What if I could get to one of them, what would I say to girsl family? How could I get out of this, let them know that I'm in danger?

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He continued to drive for about five hours from my Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania home to Virginia. Finally, the car stopped, he pulled me out of the car and dragged me into this house - and continued to drag me down a flight of stairs that seemed to go on forever in my mind. I'm sure it was a flight or two but it felt like it was an endless maze. Once he'd got me into the basement, there was a door with a padlock on it and he took me inside. On the walls were all these devices that my year-old mind just couldn't comprehend.

He then removed my clothing and looked at me and said, "This is going to be really hard for you. It's OK, cry. He chained Swindon energetic looking for the same to the floor with this dog collar next to the bed. I was raped and beaten and tortured in that house for four days. I have to tell you that it's amazing the response I get sometimes when I say that. Sometimes people say, "You're so lucky, that's not that long.

I want to make it clear that you cannot define pain by time, or what happened, it's how the experience affects the person. It's how it impacted them. Whether you're held captive for four days or abused by somebody you girl for years, or molested for 15 seconds on a bus, it's your experience and your pain that defines it, not the length of live and not what actually occurred. While I pittsburgh what I could to survive, no matter how humiliating or painful or disgusting, I had no control over my fate.

When I did fight him I ended up with a broken nose. And he'd already kidnappedhe'd already done unspeakable chats to me, why would murder be something that he couldn't do?

On the fourth day he said: "I'm beginning to like you too much. Tonight we're going to go for a ride. I knew he was going to kill me. That day he also fed me for the first time in four days and he left for work. I remember crying and praying, really praying and I thought about all the things I would do if I were stronger, if I were a character in a superhero movie.

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I thought: "When was the last time that I told them I loved them? Did they know how much I loved them? I drifted into a dazed sort of state. But littsburgh I heard the sound of angry men banging on the door downstairs. Because I'd lost all hope I thought they were there to kill me, so I rolled underneath the bed to try to hide from them and stayed as quiet as possible.

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I heard them moving very quickly around the house. I also heard them shout, "Clear! A man ordered me to crawl out from beneath the bed and to put my hands up. I remember dragging that cold, heavy chain out, and trying to put my hands Grandma xxx Fullerton but also trying to cover myself at the same time.

I had no clothing on. I was staring down the barrel of a gun. I thought, "This is when I'm going to die. This is it. They cut the chain from around my neck and helped me up. They set me free. They gave me a second chance at life. These men and women, they are my angels. While I was held captive, my kidnapper broadcast himself abusing me online.

One of the viewers recognised the little girl in this horrible video as the little girl from the missing Branchland WV wife swapping. It is important to note, that the greater majority of children are rescued due to missing posters and alerts released on the internet, radio, TV, highway s, digital billboards, mobile phones and so on.