As a child Alicia was abducted by a man she met online

On 1 January 2002, 13 year old Alicia Kozakiewicz left her family home and "simply vanished". The man who took her had spent months befriending her as she sat at home on her family computer.

He imprisoned her, raped her and beat her.

But Alicia survived, and now she works to raise awareness about the risks of the internet.

Alicia spoke to Eddie Mair about her childhood before New Year's Day 2002, how she was befriended by a man online, how he abducted and imprisoned her, and her work on internet safety since being freed.

For details of organisations which can offer advice and support if you or someone you know has been the victim of grooming or any form of sexual abuse, go online to or call the BBC Action Line to hear recorded information on 0800 077 077. Lines are open 24 hours and calls are free from landlines and mobiles.

(Image: Front page of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette after Alicia's release)