A MAN had abducted a girl, raped her and carried out acts of torture, such as pulling out her braces with pliers while she was held captive for eight days.
Two years after he was arrested by police, prosecutors released a recording of a phone call from prison where he said, “I like teenage girls…there’s nothing wrong with that.”
Thomas John Boukamp, 22, of Michigan, kidnapped a 14-year-old girl from his middle school in Lubbock, Texas, then drove her across state lines.
The girl’s family reported her missing on November 13, 2020.
Boukamp met the girl before the abduction on the Discord messaging app and convinced her to send him pornographic images, FOX reported.
He threatened to hurt his family if she told them about their budding “relationship”, according to KLTV.
According to court records, while in captivity, Boukamp raped, strangled, beat, and forcibly removed the victim’s suspenders with pliers.
Police were able to locate the girl after finding evidence on her electronic devices “which indicated she may have been lured and taken out of state”.
They found her in Alden, Michigan on November 23, 2020.
During Boukamp’s sentencing hearing on Thursday, prosecutors revealed a heinous message from the rapist who showed no guilt for his crimes.
“I like teenage girls! They don’t like it, I like it,” Boukamp said, referring to federal agents and prosecutors.
“Frankly, I don’t care what the morality of that time and place says.
“It’s not bad. There’s nothing wrong with that.
“And they’re never going to convince me of its inaccuracy.
“So theirs. I hate this nation.”
He said he would never apologize for “raping a 14-year-old girl”.
Boukamp said he didn’t care if authorities were monitoring the call.
“If you listen to this, yes, your family is going to die,” he reportedly said, hurling insulting language at a federal judge and two prosecutors in his case.
“Play that to my fucking condemnation! Do it. I hate you!”
The person who received the phone call has not been identified.
‘I LOVED IT’
Boukamp showed no remorse at Thursday’s hearing, insisting he did it out of love.
“I loved someone I connected with, I was filled with violent sexual fantasies, and then I thought I had found someone who understood me,” he told the court.
“I didn’t want to take advantage of her…I loved her.”
Boukamp resented the American government.
“I’m angry all the time,” Boukamp said.
“I am sad, I am alone, I am filled with hate. I called you terrible things [the judge].
“I hate you. I hate the government, I hate America.”
During the hearing, a letter was shown that Boukamp wrote to a member of his family, citing his victim’s “betrayal” and asking him to help him escape from prison.
The victim testified against him at his trial and the girl’s father made a statement in court.
The statement read: “His childhood ended too soon. He took that from him.
“We hope she can get through this. We know she will never be the same again.
“We know she will never regain her innocence.”
The judge called Boukamp a “dangerous pedophile”.
Boukamp was convicted in June 2022 and sentenced to life on Thursday.