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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.

Brut.

05/22/2019 10:22 AM
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16 comments

  • Magdalena S.
    05/22/2019 10:38

    Now brainwashed pro-lifers would be like "if she got pregnant it would be a blessing from God, and it would help her to overcome the trauma"

  • Aslam S.
    05/22/2019 10:51

    Parent's guidance & keep an eye on the Teens is important

  • Justin M.
    05/22/2019 11:19

    Was his name Fayaz

  • Nevin S.
    05/22/2019 12:03

    it's you leftards who support kiddie fiddler rights

  • Dorothy R.
    05/22/2019 12:37

    i cannot believe he was allowed to leave jail. guys like that don't change.

  • Brut
    05/22/2019 14:19

    Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped when she was 14 years old. Like Alicia Kozakiewicz, she was asked questions such as "Why didn't you run?" Now, Smart is speaking out against victim blaming.

  • Shannette W.
    05/22/2019 14:58

    Thank you for sharing. It takes courage to say your truth.

  • Stacie C.
    05/22/2019 17:20

    Thank you for sharing. My boys were always on the internet and I was constantly warning them about just this. And even with warning, you can never be sure who they are talking to. It's truly scary.

  • Rory Y.
    05/22/2019 17:44

    Lmao imagine being a dumb 13 year old

  • Nancy K.
    05/22/2019 17:51

    When was this? never seen of you wow sad!!

  • Aliya L.
    05/22/2019 21:25

    Wow You are so brave and amazing Alicia. ❤️

  • Sok T.
    05/23/2019 03:52

    , show this to you know who.

  • Emily R.
    05/23/2019 14:48

    You are an inspiration Alicia!!

  • Laura J.
    05/23/2019 14:59

    Very brave , thank you for telling your story.

  • David P.
    05/25/2019 01:32

    She is a strong woman now and has a just cause to educate, inform, and protect others.

  • Allison W.
    05/27/2019 14:30

    This is so beautiful & inspiring!