Human Traffic Watch

Sex Trafficking Victim Shares Her Story

In Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on July 9, 2013 at 1:59 pm

San Diego County leaders voted to support so-called Hazel’s Law, a bill that would close a loophole in current sex trafficking legislation.

The proposed legislation is named for a native San Diegan who was abducted as a minor, held captive for nine months and forced into prostitution in 2010.

Hazel C. was the victim in a San Diego case which was delayed while the prosecution struggled to prove the trafficker knew his victim was a minor.

In high school, Hazel was on the debate team and was an honor student. It was at that time she said she fell victim to a “guerrilla pimp.”

She explains there are several types of traffickers that are defined by the tactics they use – force, fraud or coercion.

Guerrilla pimps are the most dangerous Hazel said.

“They beat, they maim, they are very, very violent,” she said.

Right before her senior year, she said he moved her an hour away from North Park where he kept her for nine months.

Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Hazels-Law-San-Diego-County-HR-1690-Sex-Trafficking-Vargas-211985791.html#ixzz2Wp8sVWlp

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