Rosy’s Story

Rosy is a 28-year-old American-born woman. Between the ages of 4 and 13, she was abused by her step-father. From the age of 8 until 14, she was also abused by her step-mother’s father.

At 14-years-old, she was on a train and followed a man who acted interested in her as a boyfriend. He brought her to a motel and he became her first pimp.

When she gave birth to her daughter, he sold her to another pimp. The child was adopted and Rosy was forced to marry the new pimp’s friend. She had two more children who were both adopted.

Rosy was assaulted many times. Traffickers abused her repeatedly, both emotionally and physically. She was gang raped at the age of 14. She was kidnapped and held in a room for weeks at a time, made to do drugs.

Eventually, Rosy was forced to cash fraudulent checks and sell drugs by her pimp. She was found in possession of heroine. She was arrested and sent to jail. Once there, she reported to the police what had happened to her and the FBI got involved.

Rosy was referred to a safe, residential program. Rosy’s life had been saved.

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