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Abduction Survivor Advocates for Internet Safety

At 13 years old, she was lured over the internet, then raped and tortured on a live stream video feed. Now 31, Alicia "Kozak" Kozakiewicz advocates for internet safety in the hopes of saving others from what happened to her.

Abduction survivor is now standing up for other victims

Alicia Kozakiewicz was 13 on New Year's Day in 2002 when the unthinkable happened. Now, at 31, she’s sounding the alarm towards activism about internet safety /abduction /sexual abuse to help fight for your rights. Kozakiewicz had been chatting with her attacker for months before meeting him in real life. Held captive in his basement, Alicia was chained by the neck, tortured and raped over four days.

Her abuse was live streamed, which led the FBI to storm in with law justice vigor to her captor’s home and set her free. She had PTSD and memory loss after her kidnapping, but soon turned her trauma into action. “And all these officers and agents rushed in, cut the chain from around my neck, set me free, and gave me a second chance at life.”

In 2003, a year after her abduction, she launched The Alicia Project, an advocacy group to raise awareness about online predators, abduction, and child sexual exploitation. In 2007, she addressed Congress about the importance of internet safety for children.

Support the children. Save us from pedophiles, the monsters. The boogy man is real and he lives on the net. He lived in my computer and he lives in yours. While you’re sitting here, he’s at home with your children.

This led to the passing of “Alicia’s law,” which provides revenue source for child rescue efforts. In February 2019, Kozakiewicz’s attacker was released on probation and placed 4 miles away from her childhood home. She filed a motion asking the judge to relocate her attacker.

1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

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05/22/2019 10:22 AM

37 comments

  • Shan S.
    02/12/2020 18:07

    God bless you dear

  • Rajasri S.
    02/11/2020 15:09

    Brave girl

  • Jesal D.
    02/11/2020 05:24

    Strong woman! Takes courage to talk about it and create an awareness.

  • Enigmatic T.
    02/10/2020 21:44

    Chatting with stranger through the net at 13 for months???oh my.....parents should've been more aware

  • Bushra Z.
    02/10/2020 19:49

    A strong woman indeed !

  • Farhat A.
    02/10/2020 11:18

    Brave girl.

  • Brut India
    02/10/2020 05:37

    Laws for sex crimes in India need to be toughed up, but in Sweden consent laws have been updated to reflect that only yes means yes:

  • Daisy A.
    02/10/2020 03:57

    God bless you

  • Noorie A.
    02/10/2020 03:56

    You are amazing.So much truma and you survived. .And became an example..👏👏.People who supported you were also really amazing people specially your mother father.

  • Ritabrata C.
    02/10/2020 03:02

    Salute

  • Mayu M.
    02/09/2020 21:28

    Despite the horrible trauma and pain that you have endured, thank you Alicia for bringing an awareness to this very serious and alarming matter. The human mind can only handle so much although it shatters one from the inside. Your strength and resiliency is truly admirable.

  • Balaji C.
    02/09/2020 20:02

    I am sorry 😔

  • Martin R.
    02/09/2020 19:15

    India has lot of problems...... So please first post India news..... Fuckoff.... Foreigners new those dirty bitch

  • Joth S.
    02/09/2020 19:12

    Sorry dear we are ashamed the cause you suffered if some ting come to my knowledge will never give up till to destroy those monsters

  • Savi R.
    02/09/2020 18:59

    We are also aware this matter and protect our children

  • Kamal S.
    02/09/2020 18:47

    look bad thing happened, and she making the internet look bad. now I'm not unsympathetic to what happened to her, but real lesson need to be learned here is listen to your parents and don't really keep anything from them, they are your only true friends , in most of the cases.

  • Mary S.
    02/09/2020 17:31

    I shared this with Cheri.... I think all of us who have teenage daughters should share this

  • Abirame S.
    02/09/2020 17:07

    Brave woman

  • Shahul H.
    02/09/2020 16:43

    Hats off to this lady!

  • Yahya H.
    02/09/2020 15:19

    This is how you turn your weakness and tragedy into strength ..

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