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Human Trafficking Is Around Us: Horrible Real Stories That Remind You To Stay Alert Every Day

Date November 13, 2018 19:53

The world is full of different stories: fairy-tales, detectives, romantic stories, etc. Some of them are imaginary, and some are real, but not every one of them leaves a positive imprint on the mood, that’s for sure. Most of us prefer to close their eyes on some of the most disturbing issues, as if they aren’t real or could happen to anyone but them. However, human trafficking is not a fairy-tale, it’s a harsh reality.

Even nowadays, there are thousands of victims of human trafficking in the US. The criminal industry makes more than $150 billion a year all over the world! It’s our duty to raise awareness about this issue, and sharing the real stories of human trafficking survivors seems to be the best way of doing it. We hope the following three stories will be useful for you.

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Human trafficking stories: real and horrifying

1. Bella

Underage girls are one of the most common victims of trafficking. Typically, they are forced or simply tricked into a trap and used for sexual exploitation. Bella was just 12 years old when she was promised a better life. She was offered a simple job – cleaning houses. But a few months later Bella realized that she was sold. Bella was forced into sexual slavery. If the girl disobeyed, she was severely beaten and deprived of food. The woman that enslaved Bella threatened to hurt the girl’s family if she would try to escape. Luckily, the girl found strength and hope inside and decided to run away. Bella survived physically, but her mental trauma will probably be there forever.

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2. Jadyn

The worst human trafficking stories happen to run away children. It was estimated that around 1 in 7 runaways become victims of sex trafficking in the US. Jadyn’s mom was addicted to drugs. She died of cancer before the girl even became a teenager. Jadyn lived with her stepdad, who was constantly abusing the child. After the CPS got involved thanks to one teacher, Jadyn ended up in a foster home, from which she was later forced out. A classmate offered her a place to stay in. That’s when the troubles began.

It was great in the beginning. Jadyn lived with the classmate and her boyfriend, Joker. The couple were taking caring of Jadyn. They would buy her food and new clothes, go to the movies, etc. Up until one day, when they tried to force her to have sex with a client. She had a gun pointed to her head. Jadyn had no options. This was the way of Jadyn paying Joker back. Luckily, when they got back home, Joker passed out because of drugs. The girl decided to escape from the horrible future that was waiting for her. The story has a positive ending – Jadyn was adopted by two wonderful, kind people and finally felt safe.

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3. Taylor

The 16-year-old girl met two older men in a shopping mall. She began dating with one of them. Her boyfriend would buy her new clothes, meals, and jewelry. But things changed pretty quickly, when he coerced her into prostitution. Taylor was promised lots of easy money and financial independence. A year later, she was forced to recruit new teenagers for sexual exploitation. Nearly all the money went, of course, to her traffickers. However, the girl didn’t feel she could escape, as they threatened her family.

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These horrible human trafficking stories happened in the United States, which can help us understand and prevent similar cases from happening. As you can see, the most common tactic is offering an attractive job or simply a shelter for those who don’t have anywhere to go. The victims couldn’t escape because of the fear that the traffickers would hurt their families. It was estimated that sexual exploitation is the most common type of human trafficking in our country. If you noticed something suspicious, please, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-800-373-7888 or file an anonymous report at their website HERE. But remember, if you are witnessing a life-threatening situation, don’t hesitate and call 911. Your call might present someone a chance for a normal life.

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