Finally, late that night, Scott Tyree
arrived with his
captive at his
home in Herndon, Virginia.
could see sadistic devices hanging on the wall.
And over the next several days Tyree
would rape her
, beat her
, and share images of his
new sex slave to his
buddies over the Internet.
It has been 10 years since Tyree
abducted Alicia outside her
home on New Year's Day, 2002.
told me the details of her
never once said his
only referred to him as "the monster.
John introduced Alicia to Scott Tyree
too was thoughtful, gentle, courteous, and respectful.
seemed to be there for her
, waiting on the other end of her
computer whenever she
got in a fight with her
was there to take her
got a bad grade, Tyree
was there to validate her
got in a fight with friends at school, he
was there to be a friend when it seemed no one else was.
Slowly, for over half a year, Tyree
played on Alicia's teenage vulnerabilities until she
was convinced she
As time went on, Tyree
introduced more and more sexual topics into their online conversations.
began parroting back to him the things she
wanted to hear.
Words were exchanged.
Photos were sent.
At times they would instant message each other through the night.
Facilitated by the anonymity of the Internet, bit by bit Tyree
chiseled away at Alicia's inhibitions.
Before leaving for work at Computer Associates International, Tyree looked into her eyes and said, "Alicia, I'm beginning to like you too much.
Tonight we're going to go for a ride.
Alicia believed this would be the last day of her
had made one fatal error.
The night of her
abduction, shortly after arriving home, Tyree
posted an instant message to an online friend in Tampa, Florida: "I got one.
then posted a picture of Alicia using his
At first the man believed it was fake, but later went to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website and found a story about a missing girl along with Alicia's photo.
knew then Tyree
sent images of Alicia with her
arms bound above her
head, being beaten, and she
The Florida man called the FBI
the evening of January 3 from a payphone, saying he
had information about a missing girl.
The next morning the informant called back and gave investigator's Tyree's Yahoo screen name: "masterforteenslavegirls.
Using this information, investigators reached a Yahoo
vice president in California requesting the IP (Internet Protocol) address.
And after placing a call to Verizon representatives in Texas, at 11:30 a.m. they finally learned his
name: Scott William Tyree
It was around 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
was due home any minute.
Alicia remembers the moment she
heard the pounding at the door.
Frightened and traumatized, she
crawled under the bed to hide.
was arrested the same day at his
place of employment.
is now serving a 19-year prison sentence.
But as far as her
online interactions with Tyree
are concerned, Alicia's case is a prototype.