When she was 13 years old, Alicia Kozakiewicz developed an online friendship with Scott Tyree. Little did she know she was being groomed for an abduction. On New Year’s Day, 2002, Alicia left her house to meet her “friend” outside. Tyree kidnapped her, drove her to his home, and tortured her for a period of four days.
In today’s interview, Alicia talks about her abduction, rape, and the FBI’s million-to-one rescue. She also talks about what parents need to know about online predators.
0:54 – The story of Alicia’s abduction
3:17 – The story of Alicia’s rape and torture
4:19 – The story of Alicia’s rescue
7:07 – Alicia talks about what online grooming is
13:29 – What children are susceptible to grooming?
Here is my internet predator story. My best friend was busted in an internet sting. The two women who set him up had criminal backgrounds and major mental illnesses. The imaginary person pursued him for over a year, invited him eight times to meet, and consented to everything. He was arrested after simply stepping out of the car. The founder of the organization the two women worked for (Perverted Justice) was found guilty of felony racketeering charges. Later, the organization went bankrupt because the top three people in the organization embezzled the 5 million dollars they made setting people up. The primary woman who set him up has been sued in California, Nevada, and New Mexico for fraud. Countless men have committed suicide over events that never happened and thousands are now in poverty. That is real damage to real human souls and not damage to imaginary victims who consent, invite, and pursue. No one puts a gun to a person’s head, makes them log on a computer, chat with a person for a year, and then makes them invite a person to meet. That is choice, choice, choice, choice, choice.
My friend wrote a book on this and it may be released soon. I say “may” because he has been threatened with being sent back to prison if he exposes the links to corruption because they are not known. I don’t think people understand why there has been an explosion in internet crimes. Why we fool ourselves and think that imaginary victims or any victim for that matter seemingly consents, invites, and pursues. The reason is those cases bring in over $100,000 per person to a county in the form of fines and fees. They are huge money makers and you will never lose in court because you can’t cross examine an imaginary victim. They are also cheap and you can literally make up evidence. Perverted Justice never had to turn over computers and a 40-year-old was portrayed as child in my friend’s case simply based on a screen name. He was forced to plead guilty because they delayed his trial for 2.5 years and bankrupted him. Then threatened him with a huge amount of time. They forced him to take a sentence.
So please dont tell me the reality of these cases because I have seen them first hand and if it wasn’t for privacy reasons I would tell you names of all the guilty people involved in the setup. By the way … prior to my friend’s “crime” …. he had a parking ticket on his record. The man is the nicest man you would ever meet. We killed a man’s life for a crime that never happened against a victim who doesn’t exist who consented, invited and pursued. He is the real victim I assure you.
Interesting. This is the other side of the coin. Thanks for sharing. Stories like this rarely, if ever get officially published. I just try to be wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove
^^^ this reply makes no sense, Can list names? Much much too vague to be taken credibly.
So sorry to hear about your friend’s situation. That’s some messed up stuff.
That said, not sure why your friend’s story somehow means I shouldn’t publish Alicia’s story. Does your friend’s pain somehow mean Alicia’s rape and torture shouldn’t be mentioned?
Thank you Luke for publishing my long comment. People need to start hearing the other side of internet cases. As I said, no victim consents, invites, and pursues. And they most assuredly, are not imaginary. There is a lot of deception on both sides of this issue. The devil works both sides of everything and we must never forget this. But I thank you.
What does your story have to do with the story about a 13 year old girl? Are you saying a child can make a “choice choice choice” and should be responsible for what happened to her? Are you saying the rapist in this case is as innocent as your friend there? Was your friend sexually pursuing a child? If so, that’s a crime, and why should we feel bad for him. If he was not, then why are you publishing his story here? What does it have to do with a child’s abduction?
You’re welcome, but I’m still not clear what you mean by your original comment. You said, “So please don’t tell me the reality of these cases because I have seen them first hand.” Why should we “not tell you” about these cases of predation simply because you know of cases where men are set up in sting operations?