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His sweaty hand squeezed her hand tightly as they made the five-hour drive to his home, saying things like, “Shut up. The trunk’s cleaned out for you.” Terrified, 13-year-old Alicia Kozakiewicz wondered how she might escape or if she would live to see her family again.
Finally, late that night, Scott Tyree arrived with his captive at his home in Herndon, Virginia. There she could see sadistic devices hanging on the wall.
You would not believe how easily predators find out just what to say to you, as a teen, to manipulate you and set the kind of trap that teens walk right into both willingly and intentionally.The phones contained graphic images of a man sexually abusing children, the complaint states.In one of the photographs, the child was lying on a sheet with a “distinctive blue and white pattern,” according to the complaint.The 25-year-old woman told investigators she was a sex slave, one of four living in the home that authorities say was a prison-like brothel run by Ryon L. He called them his “wives,” but prosecutors have accused Travis of treating the women more like slaves who were marketed online for profit.After being unchained, the woman told police that she had known Travis since she was 19, and that over the past year and a half, he had forced her and the other women into sex work.At the time, her mom assumed what she was doing online was harmless, though Alicia was engaging in conversations of a sexual nature with someone who she thought was a fellow teen. Alicia had been abducted by the man she was talking to online. Three days later the FBI found Alicia in his townhouse.