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Sams ran a tool repair shop and Stephanie could hear customers as they came in. She said: “I was just a few feet away in a box and I’d think: “Do I shout for help?” I knew if I stepped out of line he’d kill me.”

Just six months earlier Sams had murdered Leeds prostitute Julie Dart, 18, in his workshop after she became hysterical when he tried to also put her in the 'coffin'In her 1995 book about her ordeal, Beyond Fear: My Will to Survive, Slater wrote that Sams raped her on the first night of her imprisonment. After her release, Slater had originally not disclosed the rape. She later said that this was to spare her mother, who had a heart condition, from unnecessary further anguish. [13] Sams denied raping Slater, asserting, "I cannot allow this to go unchallenged". He made the unsubstantiated claim that they had a consensual affair [13] and attempted to sue Slater for libel, [14] [5] but lost the case. [15] Slater has also discussed the rape in a Crimes That Shook Britain documentary about the case, in which she also states that Sams later requested to have further sex with her, but this time relented after Slater refused. [16] {{ cite news}}: Missing or empty |title= ( help) [ dead link] A fascinating read. What a brave and resilient person Stephanie was, not only at her most vulnerable time but in having the courage to share her story.

All the while, Stephanie and her family looked on, staring into the eyes of an evil, calculating madman. Sams was married three times. [4] He had two sons by his first wife, but the marriage broke down shortly before he was sent to prison. His second marriage also ended in divorce. [4] At the time of his arrest for the kidnappings he lived in Sutton-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire with his third wife. This volume draws together critical assessments of Michel Foucault's contribution to our understanding of the making and remaking of the modern organization. Slater moved to the Isle of Wight after the trial, where she struggled to rebuild her life, suffering from the psychological effects of her ordeal.Unable to return to work at the estate agency, Stephanie moved to the Isle of Wight in 1993. She later offered her advice to police forces who were dealing with kidnapping survivors.

Crimes that Shook Britain: Stephanie Slater. Crime+ Investigation (Television production). 10 November 2008. She unexpectedly found a new purpose after being introduced to a police officer, who suggested it would be valuable for trainees to understand her experience.

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Stephanie Slater, then 25, was abducted at knife-point from a Birmingham estate agents where she worked in 1992. a b "Police recall 'nasty piece of work' with the constant smile. Outwardly quiet and easy-going Michael Sams disguised his darker side", The Herald (Glasgow), 9 July 1993.

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