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Sex Trafficking Victim, Subject of ‘Tricked’ Documentary, Shares Her Story (VIDEO)

In Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on August 8, 2013 at 6:15 am

Sex trafficking is often thought of as a third world problem, something that happens outside the United States. The ugly truth is that it’s a multi-billion dollar business that’s taking place all across America. Danielle Douglas was a 17-year-old college student when she met her pimp, and was trafficked for 2 years before escaping. She shared her story on HuffPost Live.

After making new friends on her college campus, Douglas was on her way to a party when she met her pimp.

“When I got to the party, the person who answered the door was an older man, and there was obviously nobody at the house, so I thought I just kind of had the wrong house,” she explained to host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin. “He basically said ‘oh no, I know your friends — you just had the wrong date, they must’ve gave you the wrong one. But I’m on my way out, would you like to join me for dinner?’ And as a starving student, I said ‘ok, I’ll join you for dinner.”

Douglas and the man developed a friendship, going to the mall, to the movies and watching TV together. “And within two weeks, everything basically switched. Instead of being this normal guy, he turned into a violent, abusive crazy person, and I had no idea what was going on, what to do and I was basically completely surprised,” Douglas said.

“And when I tried to kind of say ‘this is not what I’m here for–I had no idea about this,’ I got beaten very badly. And that’s when the fear started to come in, and basically just wrapped around me and said ‘I don’t know what to do–I can’t do anything.'”

Source: Huffington Post

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