Barbara Amaya was sexually abused by members of her members at the age of ten. With a depressed state of mind, Barbara ran away from home at the age of twelve. It was then that she was taken off of the streets by a couple that had the desire to care for her. After a month of being cared for, the couple put her out on the streets for prostitution. Barbara was sold to another sex trafficker that transported her to New York where she experienced sex trafficking for eight years of her life.
By Andrea Powell, another young victim had fallen into the hands of a trafficker and her name is Macy. She was 17 when she was sent to the foster care due to her parent abandonment. Later on, she met an older man who promised her love, food and shelter. Instead, the older man asked Macy to have sex with another the man who brought her service, but she refused to and end up brutally beaten and raped. Macy was forced to have sex with men from different countries, and she was traumatized for months.
When Branda was ten one of her best, friends committed suicide because he felt as though no one cared. Again, at age fifteen another of her friends committed suicide after being bullied at school. Branda had a difficult time dealing with the pain that she felt from the loss and she was hospitalized for eight days. At nineteen, her family was forced to move in with her grandmother whom she does not get along with. When Branda began using drugs at nineteen her family attempted to help her.
They were often abused and beaten. At 12 years old, Aileen found out that her parents were actually her grandparents and everything she knew about her family was a lie. Her aggressive behavior escalated. Aileen began having sex with neighborhood boys for money, food and cigarettes. She had an inappropriate sexual relationship with her brother, Keith.
Officers arrested Clarence Holden, 25, and Destiny Hope Niles, 24, both of Fort Smith, Ark., at a Tulsa motel in January. After Niles was taken into custody, she told police that Holden had held her against her will and forced her into prostitution. The investigation revealed that several other women or girls had been brought to Tulsa under similar circumstances. Tulsa is a big hot spot for human trafficking. Tulsa, Oklahoma recently saw another round of arrests as local law enforcement took to the streets and wrapped up 42 individuals who were involved in an organized sex trafficking network.
Dating Violence is everywhere: in movies, on television shows, songs and newspapers, but some women are not willing to confide into someone for help. On April 5, 2005, teen tragedy was reported on ABC news, 20/20. Sixteen year old Marcus McTear stabbed and killed his girlfriend, Ortralla Mosley. Before that he continuously beat his former girlfriend, Rae Ann Spence. February 11, 2009, Rihanna filed a police report On Chris Brown for beating her.
She still is a role model for many. However many people should realize Marilyn’s life wasn’t so normal. As a child Marilyn never knew her father, Marilyn’s mother Gladys was taken away. Gladys was a schizophrenic who spent years in and out of psychiatric hospitals, Marilyn was virtually abandoned, raised by various foster families (Keshner). While in foster homes Marilyn was raped on several occasions she admitted that when she was 8, and 11 she was sexually abused.
At the age of 13, Susan Smith attempted suicide. Her emotions were spiraling out of control when her stepfather molested her. She admitted to the authorities of being sexually assaulted by Beverly Russell around the age of 16. After being reported, Beverly Russell was temporarily removed from their home but returned only after a few family counseling sessions. Susan was reprimanded for revealing the sexual abuse to the public.
Her father was absent in her life and abuse her mother. After he absent father was in jail for the rape of an underage child. Wuornos was abandoned by her mother as a teenager and left with grandparents. On the video stated she was emotional, sexually and physical abused by both grandparents. She became a prostitution to earn a living in the street of Florida.
Their home was destroyed in a tsunami, and their family died in the accident, so they were alone, hungry, and lost. Until, a human trafficker kidnapped them and forced them to do prostitution. Throughout the whole novel the author uses a lot of imagery to describe the events the girls went through. You could actually imagine the events while you read. This issue isn’t just a big deal in foreign country, but it’s a worldwide problem.