The first wave of this research concerned cases in late 2000 and early 2001 (shortly before Alicia’s own abduction).One major difference between Alicia’s story and most other cases of predation is the level of brutality and violence.they finally learned his name: Scott William Tyree. Frightened and traumatized, she crawled under the bed to hide. And I knew that I was safe.” Scott Tyree was arrested the same day at his place of employment. It has been a decade since Alicia’s abduction and rescue.
“He was an absolute monster: the kind you would watch in a horror movie.He was terrifying and completely overpowering in every single way.” The morning of January 4, Alicia was chained to the floor with a leather collar around her neck.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.She’s been in countless classrooms and school assemblies.
She’s helped out with educational films for the FBI, Enough is Enough, PBS, and the Pennsylvania Attorney General, to name just a few. Alicia’s story may seem fantastic—like something we might see on or a made-for-TV movie.
Raymond Choo, Senior Lecturer at the University of Southern Australia.
Offenders, he says, “take a particular interest in their child victim to make them feel special,” and then over time introduce a sexual element to the relationship, desensitizing the child to sexual topics and behavior.
Even after finding out that “Christine” was really a 31-year-old man named John, this only shook her for a few hours before continuing communication with him.
After all, he had been a good friend to her, hadn’t he? He too was thoughtful, gentle, courteous, and respectful.
Before leaving for work at Computer Associates International, Tyree looked into her eyes and said, “Alicia, I’m beginning to like you too much.