A New Hampshire kidnapping victim, who disappeared in 2013 at age 14, opened up with ABC’s Deborah Roberts in an exclusive upcoming interview detailing her story of survival.
Abby Hernandez, now 19, was getting ready to celebrate her 15th birthday when Nathaniel Kibby abducted her as she left school October 9 in Conway, People magazine reports.
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Kibby forced the teen girl into a storage container, where he hid and repeatedly sexually assaulted her over the course of nine months, according to ABC News.
In July 2014, the teen returned home, and eight days later, police arrested Kibby. He pleaded guilty to the charges in 2016. He’s serving a prison sentence of 45 to 90 years.
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Hernandez sat down for an interview with Roberts, which will air on “20/20” Friday, speaking of the horror she faced at the hands of Kibby.
“He said, ‘You know, I’m thinking of finding something a little more humane for you to keep you quiet,” Hernandez stated. “He said, ‘I’m thinking of a shock collar.’ You know, that like dogs wear.”
Hernandez then described Kibby putting a shock collar on her, adding that the convicted kidnapper and rapist told her to call him “Master.”
“I remember he put it on me. And he told me, ‘Okay, try and scream.’ And—I just slowly started to raise my voice. And then, it shocked me. So, he’s like, ‘Okay, now you know what it feels like.”
You can watch the full story on ABC News’ “20/20” September 7 at 10 p.m. ET.
[FeaturePhoto: Abby Hernandez/ABC News screengrab]