How to Save a Girl Over Breakfast
attempted quiet. Over scrambled eggs and pastries we meet police detectives,
city council members, and prostitutes who were trafficked as minors.
- a Frogtown St. Paul girl who is propositioned on her way to
and from school each day, waiting for the bus.
- A Woodbury suburban girl who longed to feel pretty, met a
man who told her she was and loaned her money, and then asked her for favors to
his friends. “I loved him,” she stated softly, looking down.
- An inner city teen who was given the impossible choice: be
the gang prostitute or we’ll rape your mom and kill your little brother. She silently
complied for a year until her baby brother begged her to stop, guessing, “[Something’s
wrong.] You’re dying. When you die, we all die.” That gave her the courage and
determination to stand up against her attackers, come what may.
- A curvaceous blonde woman who said, “I didn’t think of
myself as a victim. I thought I was the one in charge for a while…”
Breaking Free is but one organization fighting
to rescue women and children from coerced sexual slavery. Breaking Free is run
by women who have escaped and survived “the life,” and they are passionate
about helping other women and children have a way out. Unique in that they offer
transitional and permanent housing during their programs (that include
counseling and job skills), Breaking Free is in high demand throughout the
nation, often getting calls from New York to California asking for room in
high recruitment of minors, and Minneapolis-St. Paul is listed in the top ten
American cities for human trafficking. The average age of entry for prostitution
is between 12-14 years old.
sex trade is rampant, and growing at a ferocious rate. Find your state and other info here.
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