A Sex Trafficking Victim Essay

1956 Words May 21st, 2016 8 Pages
At only age 11, a girl to remain unknown, K., was a sex trafficking victim. Unbeknownst to her, the man she loved had a dreadful future planned for her. Her pimp, a man 35 years older than her promised her a future filled with all of her childhood dreams. He told her that her dreams came with a price of temporarily working in prostitution. He trained her to become a prostitute, taking her to the brothels and teaching her various sexual acts. At age 17, he convinced her to run away with him so that they could live together without needing other people’s approval. His promises to her were replaced by rape, abuse, and humiliation. On April 2, 2011, K.’s pimp had beaten her so brutally she thought that she was going to die. Given the brief opportunity, she managed to escape the brothel and call 911. She was soon found and rescued by the police after having been there for the past six years. She was interrogated and questioned by the police shortly thereafter, going through severe physical and mental anguish. Court proceedings followed, and K.’s pimp was sentenced to nine years in prison. Even afterward, K. was questioned by the media and people in her town about her dreadful experience. She fell into deep depression and struggled with suicidal thoughts and struggles with her past to this day (Survivor Stories). Luckily, K. is not hiding in the darkness. She is using her story to help other people and take part in ending sex slavery for good. Human trafficking is a brutal and…

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