Human Traffic Watch

Human-trafficking survivor shares story of freedom

In Awareness, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on March 28, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Nine years ago, 20-year-old Sula Skiles was a Lincoln University student with a promising future in modeling. Little did she know she would become a victim and eventual survivor of human trafficking.

Skiles signed with a modeling agency in California, where she attended several events and parties with other models. It was there she met the billionaire that promised her a modeling job overseas.

“I was this young, ambitious, naive model given this opportunity to go to another country for this modeling job…everything checked out that it would be legit. I looked online, researched everything, I was just really excited but I was only given a one-way ticket, and that should have been a red flag for me,” Skiles, now a motivational speaker, minister and sex trafficking abolitionist, said.

She had no idea that for the next three weeks, she would be subjected to human trafficking.

The billionaire she thought she’d gotten a modeling job with had actually purchased her as a gift for himself and his girlfriend’s pleasure.



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