Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This young woman who was kidnapped as a teen and locked in a bunker by an evil rapist who fathered two children with her has revealed her horror as her attacker prepares to be released from prison.
Ekaterina Martynova, 34, has revealed her fear of her captor and rapist Victor Mokhov being released from prison after serving a 17-year sentence.
Martynova was kidnapped at the age of 14 on 30th September 2000 with her friend Elena Samokhina, 17, when they were returning home from a disco in the city of Skopin in the western Russian region of Ryazan Oblast.
Kidnapper Mokhov, who was 50 at the time, reportedly threw the girl into a bunker next to his house and kept them locked up for three-and-a-half years.
He would rape the two girls with the help of a woman named Elenda Badukina and Martynova had two children by her caoptor.
The rapist would take the girls for ‘walks’ and in 2003 Martynova managed to pass a letter begging for help to a woman in the street during one of the walks.
The police managed to locate the girls some days later and Mokhov was arrested. Martynova was pregnant when the police found her but her third child died during the birth.
Her other two children were taken into care and in 2004 Mokhov was sentenced to 17 years behind bars, while his assistant Badukina was given a five-and-a-half-year sentence.
Martynova wrote a book about her horror story and she has now revealed that her captor wrote to her in 2017 from prison, telling Newsflash: “I was all alone in the house when I saw his letter. I was surprised that he had found my address. I tore the letter into pieces and threw it away but then collected the pieces back to read it.”
Her captor is due to be released in 2021 after serving 17 years and speaking about his sentence she told Newsflash: “When I was at the court 16 years ago, I thought that 17 years behind bars was a long period of time and I even thought that he was not going to make it to the end. I should have asked for a more severe sentence back in 2004.”
Asked how she would feel if he were released early, she said: “I’m honest to myself and feel scared but I’d say it’s good that we changed our address and we are safe.”
She now lives with her husband and their two children and told Newsflash: “The most important is the two kids that I gave birth to by myself. Doctors were saying that I would most probably be barren because of what I’ve been through but I’ve done it and I’m very proud of myself.”
The mother who is working on a second book said “my motto is ‘only forwards’.”
The second victim Elena Samokhina has not spoken out about her ordeal.
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