A Swedish doctor who kidnapped a woman before keeping her in a home-made bunker used prosthetic masks as disguises while transporting her, it has been alleged.
The 38-year-old, who has been dubbed ‘Sweden’s Joseph Fritzl’, planned his victim’s kidnapping and imprisonment with ‘meticulous’ detail according to the Daily Mail, transporting her 350 miles from Stockholm to a remote farm near Kristianstad.
Police found two masks at the bunker he spent five years building and say that they were purchased to disguise both himself, and his victim.
The doctor was arrested in September of last year, six days after the kidnapping, but police say he had intended to keep his victim captive ‘for several years’.
The pair met for a date at the 30-year-old woman’s flat in Stockholm, and it is reported that he then drugged her with strawberries laced with Rohypnol, raped her, and transported her to his bunker.
Days later he drove back to Stockholm to collect personal possessions for the woman but found she had been reported missing, with police having broke into her flat.
The doctor then panicked and took her to a Stockholm police station on September 18.
According to the Daily Mail chief prosecutor Peter Claeson said in a statement:
We believe his intention has been to keep the woman locked up for several years.
We also suspect him of planning this for years. Among other things, he has built the bunker to bring one or more victims.
A close friend of the doctor told Kristianbladet:
In the beginning, when this got out, you kind of thought that “maybe it’s not so serious, maybe it’s blown out of proportion”, but now that he’s been charged its become clear how f***ing sick this is.
The more I read about this the more confused I get. He’s not the kind of person you look at and think “he’ll lock up and abuse a woman”.
The horrifying 60 square metre bunker featured 12.5 inch thick reinforced concrete walls, and included a covered courtyard where his victim could get fresh air without being seen.
It has also been reported that the doctor forced his victim to consume contraceptive pills, and tested ‘vaginal samples’ to ensure she did not have any STD’s.