Horrific details were revealed at the Dec. 17 indictment of 34-year-old Nathaniel Kibby, who was arrested at his mobile home in Gorham, New Hampshire, on July 28 and accused of the kidnapping of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared on Oct. 9, 2013 while on a routine walk back to her home after school in Conway, New Hampshire, and who as it has now been revealed, was tortured and kept as a sex slave for 10 months inside Kibby’s trailer. Prosecutors in the case against Kibby said that he’s facing “more than 200 charges including assault and felonious sexual assault,” according to a report from ABC News.
Those charges include 80 counts each of aggravated felonious sexual assault and sexual assault in addition to 40 additional crimes. The teen female victim was never specifically identified in court documents as the victim in the case against Kibby, even though he was charged with her kidnapping back in July. The New Hampshire Attorney General’s office has requested media not to use the name of Kibby’s teen victim as she was a victim of sexual assault.
Some of the details revealed yesterday include Kibby using an “anti-bark shock dog training collar” on his victim to keep her from making any noise while being held captive. Court papers also stated that at different times, Kibby taped the girl’s eyes shut, made her wear a motorcycle helmet on her head, zip tied her wrists and kept her mouth gagged. We also learned through court documents that Kibby Tasered his victim when he kidnapped her initially and threatened to shoot her if she ever tried to leave.
He also employed a fake surveillance camera at his residence in order to make the teen believe she was always being watched, according to The Bangor Daily News. Court documents make it clear that the 15 year old was a victim of repeated and violent rapes.
Questions about the relationship between the girl and her alleged captor were initially raised because she did not immediately identify Kibby to police, though a spokesman for the girl’s family later said the girl did not know her attacker prior to her abduction. The court records say that at one point, Kibby allegedly laid on top of the girl and put a gun in her hand, telling her that it was better to shoot him than to tell police about the kidnapping.
Kibby has been being held without bail. His arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 8. If convicted on all charges, Kibby would spend the rest of his life behind bars. For more on his arrest, see the video accompanying this article.