It was a night to remember for a young woman named Olivia, who says she was targeted by an internet predator while hitchhiking in the US.
“I was really, really horny and didn’t know what I was doing,” Olivia told Al Jazeera, adding that she had been lured into the dark web marketplace by the name “Bagby” before being contacted via WhatsApp by the stranger who took her to his apartment.
“He made me strip naked, I was told to lay on my back, and he grabbed me from behind and started touching me,” she said.
“His hands were everywhere, his mouth was on my ear, his tongue was in my mouth.”
“I just thought that maybe I’d made a mistake,” she added.
“The next thing I knew I was standing on a curb, with the guy on top of me and he was holding me by my hair, kissing me, and telling me I’m a piece of meat and I’ll never be anything.”
The man, who was identified by the victim only by his first name, says he has never been convicted of a crime and has told Al-Jazeera he had no prior association with the victim.
“This is a horrible experience, but I feel like justice has been served.
There is no question in my mind, that this is not what happened.
It’s the person who did this that has been punished,” he said.
The woman told Al Arabiya English that the man told her she was going to be sold into sex slavery if she didn’t comply with his demands.
“As soon as he said he wanted to take me to the mall, I knew that was my last chance,” she told Al Jazeera.
“So I took it.
I was really scared.””
The man was in control, he told me I was worthless and he would sell me if I didn’t obey him,” she continued.
“My legs were bound, my hands were tied behind my back and I was on top.”
The woman said she was then subjected to “forced anal sex” and “rectal penetration” in the bathroom.
“Then he said, ‘If you don’t fuck me, you’ll die’.”
After the assault, Olivia, a 19-year-old American student, was forced to move to the US to escape the predator.
“They had a very strange relationship,” she recounted to Al Jazeera.
“It was like I was being held hostage, like I wasn’t a human being, and they were treating me like a commodity.”
Al Jazeera contacted several victims of online sexual exploitation to ask if they had been targeted by the same predator, but none had been able to confirm this claim.
Al Jazeera’s Lauren DeCrow and Danielle Mazzoni contributed to this report.