The True Story of a Sex Trafficking Survivor
Author: Katariina PhD Rosenblatt,Cecil Murphey
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1441246142
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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Sex trafficking is currently a hot news topic, but it is not a new problem or just a problem in "other" countries. Every year, an estimated 300,000 American children are at risk of being lured into the sex trade, some as young as eight years old. It is thought that up to 90 percent of victims are never rescued. Stolen is the true story of one survivor who escaped--more than once. First recruited while staying with her family at a hotel in Miami Beach, Katariina Rosenblatt was already a lonely and abused young girl who was yearning to be loved. She fell into the hands of a confident young woman who pretended friendship but slowly lured her into a child prostitution ring. For years afterward, a cycle of false friendship, threats, drugs, and violence kept her trapped. As Kat shares her harrowing experiences, readers will quickly realize the frightening truth that these terrible things could have happened to any child--a neighbor, a niece, a friend, a sister, a daughter. But beyond that, they will see that there is real hope for the victims of sex trafficking. Stolen is more than a warning. It is a celebration of survival that will inspire.

Rescuing Hope

A Story of Sex Trafficking in America
Author: Susan Norris
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475966245
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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Every two minutes, evil strips innocence from a child and sells her into slavery for sex. Not in a third-world country, but in the United States of America. Before you take another breath, the next victim will be tricked or taken from her family by a profit-hungry criminal. She could be a neighbor. A friend.Your sister. Your daughter. You. At fourteen, Hope Ellis is the all-American girl with a good life—until the day she tries to help her mom with their cross-town move by supervising the movers. When they finish, one of the men returns to the house and rapes her. Held silent by his threats, darkness begins to engulf her. But the rape proves to be the least of Hope’s troubles. In a gasping attempt at normalcy, she succumbs to the attention of a smooth-talking man on the subway. He promises acceptance. He declares his love. He lures her out from under the shelter of her suburban life. Hope’s disappearance sets a community in motion. She’s one of their own. They determine to find Hope, whatever the cost, before she’s lost forever. Will you?

God in a Brothel

An Undercover Journey into Sex Trafficking and Rescue
Author: Daniel Walker
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830869042
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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This is the true story of an undercover investigator's experiences infiltrating the multi-billion-dollar global sex industry. It is a story of triumph for the children and young teens released from a life of slavery and the rescuer who freed many hundreds of victims leading to the prosecution of dozens of perpetrators. And it is a story of haunting despair for those left behind in corrupt systems of law enforcement. It is the personal story of Daniel Walker, one man who followed a path of costly discipleship, agonizing failure and unlikely redemption. And it is a challenge to God's people to join in the battle that all might be freed.

Hidden Girl

The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave
Author: Shyima Hall,Lisa Wysocky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442481684
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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The author relates how she was sold by poor parents into slavery and forced to endure brutal servitude in California until a neighbor's anonymous call to the police began her journey to freedom and her subsequent efforts to fight for child slaves.

Sex Trafficking

Inside the Business of Modern Slavery
Author: Siddharth Kara
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231542631
Category: Law
Page: 320
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Since the publication of Sex Trafficking in 2007, Siddharth Kara has continued to travel across countries and continents, documenting the local factors and economic forces that support sexual slavery worldwide. His riveting encounters with victims and traffickers informed his screenplay for Trafficked (2016), now a major motion picture. The film features familiar figures from Sex Trafficking and the shocking conditions of their exploitation. It also includes cases Kara has uncovered since his book debuted. This new paperback edition of Sex Trafficking includes a preface by Kara in which he discusses his findings and updates the statistics relating to his business and economic analysis of contemporary slavery. After fifteen years, Kara has recorded nearly 900 cases of sex trafficking in forty-one countries and has helped advise on numerous legal, tactical, and policy efforts for abolishing modern-day slavery across the globe. Sex Trafficking continues to lead as a resource for those hoping to expose this hidden evil and eradicate its practice once and for all.


My Story of Surviving, Escaping, and Transcending Abduction into Prostitution
Author: Sophie Hayes
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402281048
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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The haunting, unforgettable memoir that took the UK by storm, Trafficked is a gripping first-hand account of a young woman who survived the horrors of human trafficking. Sophie Hayes, a young, educated English woman, was spending an idyllic weekend in Italy with her seemingly charming boyfriend. But the day of her return home, he made it clear she wasn't going anywhere. Punching and shouting at her, he threatened to kill her adored younger brothers if she didn't cooperate to help him pay off hundreds of thousands of dollars he'd racked up in debts. Over the next six months, Sophie is forced to work as a prostitute in a country where she didn't speak the language, nobody knows her whereabouts, and escape seems impossible. She struggles to survive, constantly at the mercy of her boyfriend's violent moods and living in fear of being killed by any of her customers. When a life-threatening illness lands her in the hospital, Sophie has a chance to phone her mother and escape—if her boyfriend doesn't get to her first. Chilling and captivating, Trafficked is one of the first memoirs to present a stunning personal look at the criminal human sex trafficking trade and bring this disturbingly widespread abuse to light.

The White Umbrella

Walking with Survivors of Sex Trafficking
Author: Mary Frances Bowley
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802486797
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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Stories of survivors of sex-trafficking. Sex trafficking. We hear about it on the nightly news and in special interest stories from around the world, but it occurs daily in communities all around us. Every year, thousands of young women are forced into sexual exploitation. Most are under the age of 18. The damage this causes to their emotions and souls is immeasurable. But they are not without hope. The White Umbrella tells stories of survivors as well as those who came alongside to help them to recovery. It describes the pain and the strength of these young women and those who held the “white umbrella” of protection and purity over them on the road to restoration. This book offers principles and guidance to anyone with a heart for these hurting young women and a desire to help. It is an ideal resource for individuals or organizations seeking to learn what they can do to assist these victims in becoming whole again.

In Our Backyard

Human Trafficking in America and What We Can Do to Stop It
Author: Nita Belles
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441248587
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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In recent years, Americans have woken up to the reality that human trafficking is not just something that happens in other countries. But what most still do not understand is that neither is it something that just happens to "other people" such as runaways or the disenfranchised. The human trafficker is no respecter of faith, education, or socioeconomic status, and even kids who are raised in solid families in middle and upper class suburbs can fall victim. Likewise, labor trafficking happens in our cities, neighborhoods, and rural areas. Through true stories and years of boots-on-the-ground experience, including at the Super Bowl, anti-trafficking expert Nita Belles teaches readers everything they need to know about human trafficking in the United States and what they can do to join the fight against it. She helps concerned parents, friends, teachers, law enforcement, government officials, and other leaders understand all forms of trafficking, identify risk factors, and take practical steps to keep their loved ones and neighbors safe from predators.

Broken Silence

A Triumphant Journey of a Human Trafficking Victim to an Inspirational Advocate.
Author: Chong N. Kim
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615967370
Page: N.A
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All Asians are smart. Asians are very quiet and composed. We are the model minority... OR ARE WE? Chong Kim breaks the silence that has muzzled generations of cultural oppression and unties the invisible "gag" that has muted the voices of Asian-Americans for centuries. Broken Silence is the unbridled testimony of one person's account of cover-ups, racism, sexual abuse, and human trafficking.


A Suburban Boy's Story as a Victim of Sex Trafficking
Author: R. K. Kline,Daniel D. Maurer
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1634132076
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 164
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Faraway has the advantage of having multiple appeals. Naturally, progressive churches that have study groups who want to read a very real and compelling story will be interested in this book. Other readers will be interested in the stories of human trafficking from a boy's perspective. Dr. Ric Curtis' contribution lends credibility to this audience. LGBTQ groups working for justice will also benefit reading this powerful story.Faraway is a cutting-edge resource that does not yet exist and shares a very important and badly needed story to those who have been affected by human trafficking, both in the past and also today.


The Diary of a Sex Slave
Author: Sibel Hodge
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781468149548
Category: Drama
Page: 94
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"Trafficked : the diary of a sex slave is a gritty, gripping, and tear-jerking novella, inspired by real victims' accounts and research into the sex trafficking underworld."--From back cover.

The Slave Across the Street

The harrowing true story of how a 15-year-old girl became a sex slave
Author: Theresa Flores
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448184193
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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It could happen to you. It happened to the girl next door... When Theresa was 15 she moved to a new school and fell for an older pupil, Daniel. Theresa was thrilled when one afternoon he asked if he could drive her home. But this simple decision would hold her captive as a sex slave for two long years. Daniel was part of a criminal ring that bribed and trafficked Theresa out of her own house, unknown to her parents. Theresa would go to school alongside these boys in the day and be called into service at night. Heart-rending, shocking and totally gripping The Slave Across the Street is the incredible true story of how an ordinary girl was lured into the sinister world of human trafficking – and how she eventually escaped and rebuilt her life.

The Diary of Jasmine Grace

Trafficked, Recovered, Redeemed
Author: Jasmine Grace Marino
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541154940
Page: 240
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In her true story, The Diary of Jasmine Grace, this modern-day abolitionist reflects on the values and experiences that influenced her. From dating a man who would eventually sell her body, to finding redemption in the back seat of a car, Jasmine reveals the strengths, vulnerabilities and processes that changed her. She opens a door into her life as a prostitute, sharing her diary and the struggles that eventually landed her a seat in a 12-step program, a job in the anti-trafficking movement and a place in a community church. Speaking candidly about her years as a prostitute and heroin addict, Jasmine discusses how faith influenced her, and she sheds light on the road to recovery, relapse and redemption. Readers will: ∙ Understand the manipulation and mental programming in commercial sex ∙ Realize the role of the brain in addictive behaviors and recovery ∙ Learn about recovery obstacles after exiting the commercial sex trade

Nobody's Girl

A Memoir of Lost Innocence, Modern Day Slavery & Transformation
Author: Barbara Amaya
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780991255023
Category: Child trafficking victims
Page: 245
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The ten years spent as a victim in the world of human trafficking is just the beginning of the story

Renting Lacy

A Story of America's Prostituted Children
Author: Linda Smith,Cindy Coloma
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0989645126
Category: Social Science
Page: 223
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The average age of entry into prostitution in America is 13 years old. Forced into a life they never chose, manipulated, abused and tortured at the hands of the pimps who control them, our country's children are sold on the streets, on the internet and at truck stops across America every night. They aren't bad kids who made bad choices. They are victims of child sex trafficking. They come from our neighborhoods, our schools, our churches, and sometimes our own homes. Author Linda Smith brings to life characters based on real stories and interviews with teen survivors. Meet Lacy and Star as they reveal the underbelly of our country's commercial sex trade. Get to know the men who sell them, and the ones who buy them. Let Renting Lacy draw you into the lives of these young girls as they struggle to survive each night, watching their childhood hopes and dreams slip away in the darkness. Let it compel you to action.


Author: Jabali Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996295147
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 230
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Jabali Smith was a 6-yr-old in Berkeley, California when he was trafficked along with his sister over the border into Mexico and held captive by a messianic doomsday sex cult. SLAVE courageously and boldly chronicles his journey as a child slave; the escape and the eventual rise from the ashes of tragedy. A story of unimaginable suffering followed by the discovery of success, love, compassion and forgiveness. Jabali spent years being beaten, tortured, starved, sexualized, brainwashed, and confined to a dark closet in both Mexico and the United States. His disappearance and re-emergence years later with no alarms set off within our societal system represents the current fracture of communication allowing human trafficking to flourish into the fastest growing business & commodity in the World. Instead of remaining bitter, Jabali became a devoted, loving father and founder of The Well Child Foundation, serving children and their need for empowerment in a way that he never experienced as a child. SLAVE exposes not only the suffering of human trafficking victims but the indomitable spirit of survivors and all that is possible when faith survives the ultimate challenge.

And Life Continues

Sex Trafficking and My Journey to Freedom
Author: Wendy Barnes,Susan D. J. Foster
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502304179
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 380
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Wendy Barnes was introduced to sex trafficking by her first love, the father of her children. And Life Continues is her story: how she became a victim of human trafficking, why she was unable to leave the man who enslaved her for fifteen years, and the obstacles she overcame to heal and rebuild her life after she was rescued.

The Road of Lost Innocence

Author: Somaly Mam
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0385526229
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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A Cambodian woman sold into sexual slavery at the age of twelve describes the horrors she experienced until she managed to escape and discusses her role as an activist for the young women whom she has rescued from the region's brothels.

Girl for Sale

The shocking true story from the girl trafficked and abused by Oxford’s evil sex ring
Author: Lara McDonnell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 147350161X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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At the vulnerable age of 12, Lara McDonnell was picked out by a gang of men who befriended her, showered her with attention and gained her trust. Manipulated and groomed, her life quickly spiralled out of control as the men trafficked her around the country, deliberately keeping her compliant with drink and drugs. Deeply disturbed, and frightened about what the gang would do to her if she tried to break free, it would take over 4 years for Lara to find the strength to fight back, flee Oxford and escape her nightmare. This is her heartbreaking story.