Kala Brown, 30, was raped almost daily by serial killer Todd Kohlhepp who shot her boyfriend in front of her after luring the young couple to his home
Chilling body cam footage shows the moment a sex slave was rescued from a shipping container where she had been chained to a wall by her arms and neck.
Police heard Kala Brown’s desperate screams coming from the makeshift prison where she was locked in and repeatedly raped by serial killer Todd Kohlhepp for two months.
South Carolina inspectors had found three dead bodies nearby when they heard her cries and raced to saw open the bin during a ten minute rescue operation.
When they reach the distressed 30-year-old, her voice trembles as she explains: “I’m chained to the wall and my neck’s chained to the wall here”.
Police – who used bolt cutters to remove the chains – can be heard trying to reassure her that the ordeal is over, saying “we’re going to get you out of there” and “you’re okay, we’re here”.
When she is asked about her boyfriend Charlie Carver, who Kohlhepp also kidnapped, she calmly says: “Todd Kohlhepp shot Charlie Carver three times in the chest, wrapped him in a blue tarp, put him in the bucket of the tractor, locked me down here.
“I’ve never seen him again. He says he’s dead and buried. He says there are several bodies dead and buried out here.”
Prosecutors released the shocking video this week after Kohlhepp pleaded guilty to seven counts of murder to avoid the death penalty. He also pleaded guilty to raping Brown and was sentenced to life.
Investigators went to Kohlepp’s property in rural Spartanburg County on November 3 last year to look for Ms Brown and her 32-year-old boyfriend.
The couple had been missing for two months and her mobile phone records suggested that she might have been in the area.
Ms Brown visited the house with Mr Carver for a cleaning job but Kohlhepp shot Mr Carver dead and then chained her up in the storage container where he raped her on a near daily basis.
After finding Ms Brown and arresting Kohlhepp, investigators searched the property and found Mr Carver’s body in a shallow grave, along with the remains of two other people.
Authorities say on the way to the hospital, Ms Brown told them about how Kohlhepp confessed to killing a married couple before she was captured, and about killing four people at a Spartanburg County motorcycle shop – murders that were unsolved for 13 years.
After Kohlhepp was allowed to talk to his mum and promised to give her money from his accounts, he confessed to seven murders.
He bragged in one video of wearing gloves when loading his gun to assure no fingerprints were on the casings. He also told authorities he pulled the gun apart and threw the components into different trash bins, putting the barrel into a bag of used kitty litter.
Even though it had been 13 years, Kohlhepp detailed each shot he fired at the Superbike shop, including final shots to the forehead of 30-year-old Scott Ponder, Beverly Guy, 52, 30-year-old Brian Lucas and Chris Sherbert, 26.
He also killed 29-year-old Johnny Coxie and 26-year-old Leigh McCraw-Coxie in December 2015. They, like Carver and Brown, were lured to Kohlhepp’s land after he promised them work.
According to the terms of the plea agreement signed by the Kohlhepp, 46, last month, he will serve seven consecutive life terms plus 60 years on kidnapping, sexual assault and other charges.
He will not be eligible for parole, and he has agreed not to appeal the sentence.