Heartbreaking: Girl Kidnapped on Her Way to School and Kept as S*x Slave for Eight Years
A little girl who was kidnapped on her way to school and kept for years as a s*x slave has shared her touching story after gaining freedom.
A woman who was kidnapped by a deranged man when she was just 10 years-old and brutally r*ped, psychologically abused and help hostage has shared her story. She has now inherited the home in which she was tortured and sexually abused.
According to reports, Natascha Kampusch was just 10 years old when she was snatched by deranged loner Wolfgang Priklopil and held captive in a cramped dungeon cellar hidden in the basement of his unassuming house near Vienna, in Austria. For almost a decade she was treated as his sex slave - beaten, starved and locked underground - until she decided to flee on August 23, 2006. Priklopil killed himself by jumping in front of a train on the day she escaped aged 44.
Natascha is now all grown up and has inherited the house where she was abused
Now, in an exclusive interview with Channel Seven's Sunday Night, Kampusch, now 28, took reporter Rahni Sadler on a walk through the building where the nightmarish ordeal took place - a home she now calls her own and lives in most weekends.
As Kampusch started a tour around the home where she was relentlessly abused and tormented, she strangely asked Sadler: 'Are you feeling okay coming in here?'
She went on to explain that it was '(therapeutic) ... in a special way' to be able to spend time in the house where a large chunk of her horrific childhood played out. When asked about Priklopil, the computer technician that would force her to act as his personal maid when she wasn't living in isolation, Kampusch had little to say.
'He had two parts in his personality. I call the one part the dark side and it was like, a schizophrenic personality,' she said softly and reminiscently, in halted English.
'I think one part was the part of the outside, the part of the handsome person. The brave son. And the dark side ... the brutal person with no conscience.'
All that remains of Kampusch's five square-metre cellar prison is a concrete slab with the date '2011' carved into it. She says the council 'made' her fill it in.
When asked why she didn't want to sell or burn the house down to the ground, Kampusch calmly responded that she didn't want it to 'become a theme park.'
She continues to clean the house from top to bottom, exactly as she was once instructed under threat of punishment by Priklopil over ten years ago.
The outdated home appears almost untouched, as if it were an eerie time capsule paying homage to its twisted past.
In a recent interview with Germany's Bild newspaper Kampusch recalled the day she escaped, saying: 'I was told to clean his car.
'He wanted to sell it and had told me to clean it really thoroughly and completely. I remember that I felt like I could eat a horse because I had to make him jam sandwiches for breakfast but got nothing myself.'
At 12.56pm Priklopil, 44, took a call on his mobile phone and was momentarily distracted.
Kampusch went on: 'Previously he has observed me all the time. But because of the vacuum cleaner whirring in my hand he had to walk a few steps away to better understand his caller.'
Natascha, who received his house in his estate said: 'I crept to the gate which was usually closed or blocked by heavy objects, but not on this day.
At 12.58pm she opened the gate and ran to freedom, bringing an end to the ordeal that had begun in March 1998 when Priklopil snatched her as she walked to school."