Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Sex slave rescued after being kept chained in a shipping container by serial killer
A sex slave chained up in a shipping container by a serial killer was rescued by police.Police found Kala Brown,30, in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, after Todd Kohlhepp kidnapped her, locked her inside a container on his property and repeatedly raped her. South Carolina sheriff’s deputies released her after hearing her screams inside a large metal container. Investigators sawed and then pried open the bin to rescue Brown, who had been chained inside for about two months, according to police body cam footage which was released by prosecutors on Friday. During the ten-minute operation, officers found a clothed Kala Brown, sitting on the floor with a chain around her neck stretching to the wall.
Speaking about her boyfriend Charlie Karver, who Kohlhepp also kidnapped, an officer asked Brown:
'Do you know where your buddy is?'
'Charlie? He shot him,' she said quietly.
'Who did?' an officer asked.
'Todd Kohlhepp shot Charlie Carver three times in the chest, wrapped him in a blue tarp, put him in the bucket of the tractor, locked me down here. I've never seen him again. He says he's dead and buried. He says there are several bodies dead and buried out here,' she said.
Investigators went on Kohlepp's property to look for Brown and her boyfriend, 32-year-old Charles David Carter.
The couple had been missing for two months, and her cellphone indicated she might have been in the area when she vanished.
Police found three bodies on Kohlhepp's 95-acre property before they heard Brown's cries and rescued her. Authorities say on the way to the hospital, Brown told them about how Kohlhepp confessed to killing a married couple before she was captured, and about killing four people at a Spartanburg County motorcycle shop - murders that were unsolved for 13 years.
Brown later told police that she came out to the property two months prior with Carter, for a cleaning job.
Kohlhepp shot Carter dead and then chained her up in the storage container where he continued to rape her on a near daily basis. After finding Brown and arresting Kohlhepp, investigators searched the property and found Carter's body in a shallow grave, along with the remains of two other people. Kohlhepp also killed 29-year-old Johnny Coxie and 26-year-old Leigh McCraw-Coxie(below) in December 2015. They, like Carver and Brown, were lured to Kohlhepp's land after he promised them work. Kohlhepp killed Coxie immediately and tried to keep McCraw-Coxie locked away, but he said he killed her after several days because she tried to burn the container after he gave her cigarettes. Last month, Kohlhepp of Spartanburg County pleaded guilty to raping Brown and killing seven people.
According to the terms of the plea agreement signed by the 46-year-old Kohlhepp last month, he will serve seven consecutive life terms plus 60 years on kidnapping, sexual assault and other charges.
He will not be eligible for parole, and he also agreed not to appeal the sentence.