In the second part of our discussion of sex-trafficking legends we discuss some actual rumored and documented cases of sex trafficking, Susana Trimarco--a mother fighting back against sex traffickers, and how legends about sex trafficking interact with these actual case in contemporary culture.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline (USA) 1-888-373-7888
Polaris Project has resources for Trafficking victims.
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