MILAN, Italy - A British model was drugged and kidnapped from a photo shoot in Milan, Italy for sale in a pornographic auction on the web, Italian authorities said.
Model Chloe Ayling, 20, described a terrifying ordeal to authorities, saying she was attacked by two men at the photo shoot, drugged and transported in a bag to an isolated village near Turin on July 11, before she was released at the British Consulate in Milan six days later.
Ayling said she was handcuffed to furniture during the incident at the remote house and forced to sleep on the floor.
"I've been through a terrifying experience. I feared for my life, second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour," Ayling said.
She told police one of her abductors dropped her off at the consulate, but she doesn’t know why she was released, according to ABC News.
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Authorities reportedly said she was let go after the kidnappers discovered she had a 2-year-old child. Ayling’s abductors allegedly tried to ransom her for $300,000 before letting her go.
"I have just arrived home after four weeks of being in Italy and I haven't had the time to gather my thoughts," she said.
Police arrested a Polish man in mid-July in connection with the case and are searching for as many as four others.
Italian authorities are working with British and Polish officials as the investigation into the kidnapping continues.
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