Human Traffic Watch

Lincoln Cottage sheds light on human trafficking

In Awareness, Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on March 16, 2012 at 10:37 am

People are flocking to an eye-opening new exhibit in Washington. It’s called “Can You Walk Away” And it’s aimed at increasing awareness of human trafficking here in the United States.

Angie says on camera, “The guy decides he wants me and so um I got back there and, you know, I just have to just pray to God to just please help me, just please let me get through it you know.”

Angie came from a good family in Wichita, Kansas, but when she ran away with a pair of friends, she ended up under the control of a pimp, turning tricks at an Oklahoma City truck stop. Angie says, “He had grandkids as old as us….and all I could think about the whole time was how my grandpa could be this guy right now and how that would feel and I just wanted to die.”

Angie’s story is part of an exhibit on human trafficking at President Lincoln’s cottage in Washington. Lincoln Cottage director Erin Carlson Mast says, “We really wanted to do this exhibit on modern slavery at President Lincoln’s cottage for the 150th anniversary of Lincoln working on the Emancipation Proclamation right here at this seasonal retreat.”

Source: Today’s THV

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