She was informed she was going to be sold to somebody in the Middle East for sex and complied with her captor during the alleged kidnap because she was told she would be killed if she tried to flee, Mr Pesce added. The images were emailed to British newspapers with the author claiming the woman named 'Chloe' was being sold on the dark web by "Russian mafia". The National Crime Agency said it is aware of the email and is investigating. The year-old model speaks to reporters after returning home to south London Image: It was claimed the woman was handcuffed and bundled into a suitcase Image: She told officers one of her captors removed the tape and cuffs, allowed her to walk freely around the house, moved her to his bed and gave her chocolate and new underwear. The blonde woman is pictured lying helplessly on her back in a pink one-piece outfit with a distant look in her eyes and one of her breasts exposed. It later emerged that Miss Ayling had gone shopping for shoes and groceries with her captor, and that she had promised him sex in exchange for her freedom. Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Miss Ayling has said she feared for her life "second by second" Read More Man accused of kidnapping model Chloe Ayling 'held her because he needed to pay for cancer treatment' Miss Ayling's lawyer, Francesco Pesce, dismissed doubts about the ordeal, saying it was "evil" to suggest that she was involved or that it wasn't real or terrifying. No ransom was paid. She was allegedly drugged and told she would be auctioned as a sex slave on the dark web. AFP Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Mum kidnapped in Italy ditches glamour modelling and signs to international celebrity agency It was claimed she was then driven to an Alpine village, Borgial, where she was shackled to a chest of drawers and forced to sleep on the ground with her mouth taped shut. It was alleged the men ordered her now former agent Phil Green, of Supermodel Agency, pay a ransom to secure her release. An email advertising the auction listed the mum-of-one's name as 'Chloe', plus her age and measurements, and called her a "beginner model". Herba was arrested and remains in custody. She told police that she fended off sexual advances and made false promises in a bid to gain the man's trust. It was claimed that the plot to sell her unravelled when the gang found out she was a mum of a two-year-old boy.