Bullied and scared, a teenage girl was kept as a sex slave in Anchorage off and on for four years at the hands of a family friend who had "groomed" her into submission, according to police investigators and documents filed in court this week.
Just days after the girl turned 15, Dana Thompson put her on birth control pills, then repeatedly raped her using chains and dog collars while filming the acts, according to the dozens of charges filed against him.
"Some of the things I had to look up on the Internet when I interviewed her because I didn't know what they meant," said Detective Kim Trujillo of the Anchorage Police Department's crimes against children unit and investigator on the case.
Court documents say that Thompson called the girl his "little slave" until late in the spring of 2008, when the girl left the state and realized that what was going on wasn't normal and turned him in.
Thompson, 46, was indicted Wednesday on 64 felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor, unlawful exploitation of a minor -- related to producing child pornography -- and possessing child porn. Thompson pleaded not guilty on Friday. He's currently being held in the Anchorage jail with bail set at $150,000.
Back when it all began, according to police, Thompson, who didn't work, was living in his mother's Anchorage trailer and was being paid by the state to care for her. Through his mother, Rita Thompson, he had known the girl, who lived in a remote Alaska community, for years, since she was about 4. Their families were long-time friends.
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