Human Traffic Watch

Victims of human trafficking: Emotional, mental and physical sequels

In Awareness, Human Trafficking on October 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Sometimes the next thing after being smuggled into the country is that women are forced to become prostitutes to pay their debt to the coyotes. But human trafficking is not limited to sexual exploitation and it’s not limited to women; it involves any illegal trade of human beings for the purpose of forced labor.

Victims end up with scars on the body, the mind and the spirit.

Fifteen years ago, in what initially seemed an altruistic action, business owners Marie and Willie Pompee adopted a poor nine-year-old Haitian girl and brought her to live in their sumptuous home in Broward, FL. But instead of a bed, the girl was forced to sleep on the floor and when she was not in school, she had to do all kinds of domestic chores. During the time she was with the family, the couple’s son raped her continually.

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