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Survivor Story: Abandoned by a Traveling Sales Crew

Kevin was recruited by a crew member who came to his door selling magazines. The crew that Kevin joined was under the control of several managers, all of whom openly boasted about their arrest warrants.

Survivor Story: Promised an Education, Forced to Work Instead

Thirteen year old Natalia was told by her parents she was moving to the U.S. with family friends who would allow her to receive an education and learn English. 

Survivor Story: Four Children and a 16-Year Relationship

With four children between them and a 16-year relationship, Mari couldn’t imagine leaving Darrell. She didn’t see any viable options, even though he was physically abusive and forced her into commercial sex when money was tight.

Survivor Story: Boyfriend Turned Trafficker

Sarah met a kind and generous older guy after running away from a broken home. But once she moved in with this new boyfriend, he forced her into commercial sex to pay his rent.

Survivor Story: From Foster Care to Sex Trafficking

After running away from her foster family at 14 due to sexual harassment, Keisha met an older man who offered to help her find her biological family. Then he forced her into commercial sex to pay him back.

Survivor Story: Forced at Gunpoint

Brittany met a man at her local mall who offered her a job at his restaurant. Instead of working as a waitress, Brittany was forced to sell sex in a hotel room.