Chloe Ayling’s kidnapper has 11 years CUT from his sentence after judge rules she was NOT abducted for extortion
Chloe Ayling’s kidnapper has 11 years CUT from his sentence after the judge rules she was NOT abducted for extortion
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THE kidnapper of glamour model Chloe Ayling has had his sentence reduced to after a judge ruled she was not snatched for extortion.
Michał Herba was originally jailed for 16 years but an Italian judge has reduced that to five years and eight months after an appeal, with his conviction downgraded to just kidnapping.
Chloe Ayling was kidnapped in Milan[/caption]
The glamour model was drugged and taken to a remote farmhouse[/caption]
Last year his brother Lukasz, 30, had his sentence reduced by almost five years because a judge ruled he ”acted out of love”.
He was originally jailed for 16 years in 2018 after former Big Brother star Chloe described how she had been kidnapped and drugged in Milan when she turned up for a bogus photoshoot.
Michal Herba had his sentence reduced after a hearing in Milan, during which his lawyers argued Chloe had taken the tranquilizer Ketamine herself and was not drugged.
But the claim was dismissed by the judge, Milano Corriere reports.
A court heard how Chloe has bundled her into the back of a car before driving to an isolated farmhouse, where she was kept for six days before being released.
Michal Herba’s sentence has been reduced on appeal[/caption]
The farmhouse where she was held[/caption]
Lukasz Herba was also jailed for the kidnapping[/caption]
Eyebrows were raised as to whether the incident was a publicity stunt after both men claimed she was in on the plot which saw a £230,000 ransom demanded from a group called Black Death.
She broke down in tears as she described how she was drugged, thrown in a duffel bag, and then bundled into the back of the car after being jumped in Milan.
“Straight away I felt drowsy and I fell to the floor unconscious. When I started to wake up I was in a restricted space, I was in a black duffel bag,” she said.
“I had tape all around my mouth and I had handcuffs on my wrists and handcuffs on my ankles.”
Chloe described how she even offered to have sex with her kidnappers in a bid to secure her freedom after being taken to an isolated farmhouse near Turin 100 miles away.
The court was shown a video of her holding hands with her kidnapper as they shopped for shoes and then went for a pizza.
After the first trial, she shot to fame in Celebrity Big Brother and was linked to footballer Jermaine Pennant with her Instagram followers rocketing.