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The True Story of a Sex Trafficking Survivor

Author: Katariina PhD Rosenblatt,Cecil Murphey

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441246142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 9935

Sex trafficking is currently a hot news topic, but it is not a new problem or just a problem in "other" countries. Every year, an estimated 300,000 American children are at risk of being lured into the sex trade, some as young as eight years old. It is thought that up to 90 percent of victims are never rescued. Stolen is the true story of one survivor who escaped--more than once. First recruited while staying with her family at a hotel in Miami Beach, Katariina Rosenblatt was already a lonely and abused young girl who was yearning to be loved. She fell into the hands of a confident young woman who pretended friendship but slowly lured her into a child prostitution ring. For years afterward, a cycle of false friendship, threats, drugs, and violence kept her trapped. As Kat shares her harrowing experiences, readers will quickly realize the frightening truth that these terrible things could have happened to any child--a neighbor, a niece, a friend, a sister, a daughter. But beyond that, they will see that there is real hope for the victims of sex trafficking. Stolen is more than a warning. It is a celebration of survival that will inspire.

Rescuing Hope

A Story of Sex Trafficking in America

Author: Susan Norris

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475966245

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 5251

Every two minutes, evil strips innocence from a child and sells her into slavery for sex. Not in a third-world country, but in the United States of America. Before you take another breath, the next victim will be tricked or taken from her family by a profit-hungry criminal. She could be a neighbor. A friend.Your sister. Your daughter. You. At fourteen, Hope Ellis is the all-American girl with a good life—until the day she tries to help her mom with their cross-town move by supervising the movers. When they finish, one of the men returns to the house and rapes her. Held silent by his threats, darkness begins to engulf her. But the rape proves to be the least of Hope’s troubles. In a gasping attempt at normalcy, she succumbs to the attention of a smooth-talking man on the subway. He promises acceptance. He declares his love. He lures her out from under the shelter of her suburban life. Hope’s disappearance sets a community in motion. She’s one of their own. They determine to find Hope, whatever the cost, before she’s lost forever. Will you?

God in a Brothel

An Undercover Journey into Sex Trafficking and Rescue

Author: Daniel Walker

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830869042

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 9338

This is the true story of an undercover investigator's experiences infiltrating the multi-billion-dollar global sex industry. It is a story of triumph for the children and young teens released from a life of slavery and the rescuer who freed many hundreds of victims leading to the prosecution of dozens of perpetrators. And it is a story of haunting despair for those left behind in corrupt systems of law enforcement. It is the personal story of Daniel Walker, one man who followed a path of costly discipleship, agonizing failure and unlikely redemption. And it is a challenge to God's people to join in the battle that all might be freed.

Hidden Girl

The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave

Author: Shyima Hall,Lisa Wysocky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442481684

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 2307

The author relates how she was sold by poor parents into slavery and forced to endure brutal servitude in California until a neighbor's anonymous call to the police began her journey to freedom and her subsequent efforts to fight for child slaves.


My Story of Surviving, Escaping, and Transcending Abduction into Prostitution

Author: Sophie Hayes

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402281048

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2898

The haunting, unforgettable memoir that took the UK by storm, Trafficked is a gripping first-hand account of a young woman who survived the horrors of human trafficking. Sophie Hayes, a young, educated English woman, was spending an idyllic weekend in Italy with her seemingly charming boyfriend. But the day of her return home, he made it clear she wasn't going anywhere. Punching and shouting at her, he threatened to kill her adored younger brothers if she didn't cooperate to help him pay off hundreds of thousands of dollars he'd racked up in debts. Over the next six months, Sophie is forced to work as a prostitute in a country where she didn't speak the language, nobody knows her whereabouts, and escape seems impossible. She struggles to survive, constantly at the mercy of her boyfriend's violent moods and living in fear of being killed by any of her customers. When a life-threatening illness lands her in the hospital, Sophie has a chance to phone her mother and escape—if her boyfriend doesn't get to her first. Chilling and captivating, Trafficked is one of the first memoirs to present a stunning personal look at the criminal human sex trafficking trade and bring this disturbingly widespread abuse to light.

Sex Trafficking

Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

Author: Siddharth Kara

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231542631

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 4892

Since the publication of Sex Trafficking in 2007, Siddharth Kara has continued to travel across countries and continents, documenting the local factors and economic forces that support sexual slavery worldwide. His riveting encounters with victims and traffickers informed his screenplay for Trafficked (2016), now a major motion picture. The film features familiar figures from Sex Trafficking and the shocking conditions of their exploitation. It also includes cases Kara has uncovered since his book debuted. This new paperback edition of Sex Trafficking includes a preface by Kara in which he discusses his findings and updates the statistics relating to his business and economic analysis of contemporary slavery. After fifteen years, Kara has recorded nearly 900 cases of sex trafficking in forty-one countries and has helped advise on numerous legal, tactical, and policy efforts for abolishing modern-day slavery across the globe. Sex Trafficking continues to lead as a resource for those hoping to expose this hidden evil and eradicate its practice once and for all.

The White Umbrella

Walking with Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Author: Mary Frances Bowley

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802486797

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 1656

Stories of survivors of sex-trafficking. Sex trafficking. We hear about it on the nightly news and in special interest stories from around the world, but it occurs daily in communities all around us. Every year, thousands of young women are forced into sexual exploitation. Most are under the age of 18. The damage this causes to their emotions and souls is immeasurable. But they are not without hope. The White Umbrella tells stories of survivors as well as those who came alongside to help them to recovery. It describes the pain and the strength of these young women and those who held the “white umbrella” of protection and purity over them on the road to restoration. This book offers principles and guidance to anyone with a heart for these hurting young women and a desire to help. It is an ideal resource for individuals or organizations seeking to learn what they can do to assist these victims in becoming whole again.

The Slave Across the Street

The True Story of how an American Teen Survived the World of Human Trafficking

Author: Theresa L. Flores,PeggySue Wells

Publisher: Ampelon Publishing

ISBN: 0982328680

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 7261

Reveals how the author became a victim of human trafficking while living at home with her unsuspecting parents in a Detroit suburb, discussing how she healed the wounds of sexual exploitation and offering important education and prevention advice.

Broken Silence

A Triumphant Journey of a Human Trafficking Victim to an Inspirational Advocate.

Author: Chong N. Kim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615967370


Page: N.A

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All Asians are smart. Asians are very quiet and composed. We are the model minority... OR ARE WE? Chong Kim breaks the silence that has muzzled generations of cultural oppression and unties the invisible "gag" that has muted the voices of Asian-Americans for centuries. Broken Silence is the unbridled testimony of one person's account of cover-ups, racism, sexual abuse, and human trafficking.


A Suburban Boy's Story as a Victim of Sex Trafficking

Author: R. K. Kline,Daniel D. Maurer

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1634132076

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 7377

Faraway has the advantage of having multiple appeals. Naturally, progressive churches that have study groups who want to read a very real and compelling story will be interested in this book. Other readers will be interested in the stories of human trafficking from a boy's perspective. Dr. Ric Curtis' contribution lends credibility to this audience. LGBTQ groups working for justice will also benefit reading this powerful story.Faraway is a cutting-edge resource that does not yet exist and shares a very important and badly needed story to those who have been affected by human trafficking, both in the past and also today.


The Diary of a Sex Slave

Author: Sibel Hodge

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781468149548

Category: Drama

Page: 94

View: 3455

"Trafficked : the diary of a sex slave is a gritty, gripping, and tear-jerking novella, inspired by real victims' accounts and research into the sex trafficking underworld."--From back cover.

Trafficked: The Terrifying True Story of a British Girl Forced into the Sex Trade

Author: Sophie Hayes

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007439547

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 686

He’d been her friend for years. He said he loved her. Then she realised she didn’t know him at all...

The Slave Across the Street

The harrowing true story of how a 15-year-old girl became a sex slave

Author: Theresa Flores

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448184193

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4773

It could happen to you. It happened to the girl next door... When Theresa was 15 she moved to a new school and fell for an older pupil, Daniel. Theresa was thrilled when one afternoon he asked if he could drive her home. But this simple decision would hold her captive as a sex slave for two long years. Daniel was part of a criminal ring that bribed and trafficked Theresa out of her own house, unknown to her parents. Theresa would go to school alongside these boys in the day and be called into service at night. Heart-rending, shocking and totally gripping The Slave Across the Street is the incredible true story of how an ordinary girl was lured into the sinister world of human trafficking – and how she eventually escaped and rebuilt her life.

The Diary of Jasmine Grace

Trafficked, Recovered, Redeemed

Author: Jasmine Grace Marino

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541154940


Page: 240

View: 9682

In her true story, The Diary of Jasmine Grace, this modern-day abolitionist reflects on the values and experiences that influenced her. From dating a man who would eventually sell her body, to finding redemption in the back seat of a car, Jasmine reveals the strengths, vulnerabilities and processes that changed her. She opens a door into her life as a prostitute, sharing her diary and the struggles that eventually landed her a seat in a 12-step program, a job in the anti-trafficking movement and a place in a community church. Speaking candidly about her years as a prostitute and heroin addict, Jasmine discusses how faith influenced her, and she sheds light on the road to recovery, relapse and redemption. Readers will: ∙ Understand the manipulation and mental programming in commercial sex ∙ Realize the role of the brain in addictive behaviors and recovery ∙ Learn about recovery obstacles after exiting the commercial sex trade

Nobody's Girl

A Memoir of Lost Innocence, Modern Day Slavery & Transformation

Author: Barbara Amaya

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991255023

Category: Child trafficking victims

Page: 245

View: 4312

The ten years spent as a victim in the world of human trafficking is just the beginning of the story

Renting Lacy

A Story of America's Prostituted Children

Author: Linda Smith,Cindy Coloma

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0989645126

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 8750

The average age of entry into prostitution in America is 13 years old. Forced into a life they never chose, manipulated, abused and tortured at the hands of the pimps who control them, our country's children are sold on the streets, on the internet and at truck stops across America every night. They aren't bad kids who made bad choices. They are victims of child sex trafficking. They come from our neighborhoods, our schools, our churches, and sometimes our own homes. Author Linda Smith brings to life characters based on real stories and interviews with teen survivors. Meet Lacy and Star as they reveal the underbelly of our country's commercial sex trade. Get to know the men who sell them, and the ones who buy them. Let Renting Lacy draw you into the lives of these young girls as they struggle to survive each night, watching their childhood hopes and dreams slip away in the darkness. Let it compel you to action.

When Hope Calls

A Human Trafficking Story

Author: David Lui

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781974349135


Page: 100

View: 568

One phone call.One kidnapped girl.One impossible rescue mission.When the staff of a human rights NGO receive a call from a distraught girl, Mya, claiming she had been kidnapped, they are thrown on a gut-wrenching quest. They don't know who she is. They don't know where she is or her destination. All they have is a phone connection. Every clue draws them closer to her rescue...or pushes them to frustration. Within the next twelve hours, they must each make daring sacrifices and be tested to their limit.The clock is ticking, the odds are against them...will they be able find Mya?Based on a true story, this gripping novella will draw you into the world of human trafficking NGO work. When the action is over and the smoke fades, one question remains: What will YOU do?NOTE: All proceeds from this book will go to an anti-human trafficking NGO based in Hong Kong.

In Our Backyard

Human Trafficking in America and What We Can Do to Stop It

Author: Nita Belles

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441248587

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 3541

In recent years, Americans have woken up to the reality that human trafficking is not just something that happens in other countries. But what most still do not understand is that neither is it something that just happens to "other people" such as runaways or the disenfranchised. The human trafficker is no respecter of faith, education, or socioeconomic status, and even kids who are raised in solid families in middle and upper class suburbs can fall victim. Likewise, labor trafficking happens in our cities, neighborhoods, and rural areas. Through true stories and years of boots-on-the-ground experience, including at the Super Bowl, anti-trafficking expert Nita Belles teaches readers everything they need to know about human trafficking in the United States and what they can do to join the fight against it. She helps concerned parents, friends, teachers, law enforcement, government officials, and other leaders understand all forms of trafficking, identify risk factors, and take practical steps to keep their loved ones and neighbors safe from predators.


Author: Jabali Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996295147

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

View: 7330

Jabali Smith was a 6-yr-old in Berkeley, California when he was trafficked along with his sister over the border into Mexico and held captive by a messianic doomsday sex cult. SLAVE courageously and boldly chronicles his journey as a child slave; the escape and the eventual rise from the ashes of tragedy. A story of unimaginable suffering followed by the discovery of success, love, compassion and forgiveness. Jabali spent years being beaten, tortured, starved, sexualized, brainwashed, and confined to a dark closet in both Mexico and the United States. His disappearance and re-emergence years later with no alarms set off within our societal system represents the current fracture of communication allowing human trafficking to flourish into the fastest growing business & commodity in the World. Instead of remaining bitter, Jabali became a devoted, loving father and founder of The Well Child Foundation, serving children and their need for empowerment in a way that he never experienced as a child. SLAVE exposes not only the suffering of human trafficking victims but the indomitable spirit of survivors and all that is possible when faith survives the ultimate challenge.

And Life Continues

Sex Trafficking and My Journey to Freedom

Author: Wendy Barnes,Susan D. J. Foster

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502304179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 380

View: 1966

Wendy Barnes was introduced to sex trafficking by her first love, the father of her children. And Life Continues is her story: how she became a victim of human trafficking, why she was unable to leave the man who enslaved her for fifteen years, and the obstacles she overcame to heal and rebuild her life after she was rescued.

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