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(NBC Bay Area)   Sold into sex slavery at age 10, Cal Grad at age 22   (nbcbayarea.com) divider line 150
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2012-12-22 10:15:52 AM  
After years of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, Dang says her mother and father teamed-up to sell her for sex-starting at age 10. "They actually recruited people, so my mom placed ads in Vietnamese newspapers and magazines," Dang recalled.  "My dad took me to these businesses, they were cafes, and they were fronts for brothels. He would take me to brothels and leave me there for weeks on end, and brothels sell children for sex so that was my job while I was there."

Farking Parents of the Year.
 
2012-12-22 10:23:31 AM  
Why have these parents not been arrested again?
 
2012-12-22 10:25:37 AM  
Dang.
 
2012-12-22 10:31:34 AM  
She get her degree in Human Anatomy?

/aisle seat
/seriously though, her parents need to go straight to the 9th circle of hell.
 
2012-12-22 10:31:50 AM  
Working your way through college, TO THE EXTREMMMMME.
 
2012-12-22 10:32:08 AM  
Maybe it was reading that, maybe its just the spirit of the season, but I'll be danged if I wasn't inspired to go downstairs just now and loosen  the manacles on my "guests" in the basement a little bit.

Happy holidays, everyone.  *sniff*
 
2012-12-22 11:17:04 AM  
Why haven't her parents been arrested AND these brothels selling sex with kids been closed down and all involved arrested? And beaten? And shot? In the kneecaps?
 
2012-12-22 11:37:30 AM  
Is she more expensive now?
 
2012-12-22 11:44:08 AM  
great, now Jada Pinkett Smith is going to bankroll her into a reality star like she did with the dog whisperer.
 
2012-12-22 11:53:40 AM  

trivial use of my dark powers: Why haven't her parents been arrested AND these brothels selling sex with kids been closed down and all involved arrested? And beaten? And shot? In the kneecaps?


They have rights.
 
2012-12-22 11:54:02 AM  
pedobear.too.old.jpg
 
2012-12-22 11:54:34 AM  
You'd hit it !

/// Window seat, please !
 
2012-12-22 11:55:11 AM  
I think it's time we retired the hero tag.
 
2012-12-22 11:56:14 AM  
I didn't see anything to back the story up. Nothing to refute it, but, you know, extraordinary claims, extraordinary evidence.
 
2012-12-22 11:56:34 AM  

wambu: After years of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, Dang says her mother and father teamed-up to sell her for sex-starting at age 10. "They actually recruited people, so my mom placed ads in Vietnamese newspapers and magazines," Dang recalled.  "My dad took me to these businesses, they were cafes, and they were fronts for brothels. He would take me to brothels and leave me there for weeks on end, and brothels sell children for sex so that was my job while I was there."

Farking Parents of the Year.


images4.wikia.nocookie.net
That word. Keep using it. I think it means exactly what you think it means.
 
2012-12-22 11:58:00 AM  
Why would they use that sign in front of her in the picture?

media.nbcbayarea.com
 
2012-12-22 12:01:49 PM  

Nothing To See Here: Why would they use that sign in front of her in the picture?

[media.nbcbayarea.com image 654x601]


Sorry, the dude behind her has a pedo smile...

/isle seat
//first class
///drinks
 
2012-12-22 12:02:35 PM  
That's a hell of a benefit plan
 
2012-12-22 12:02:54 PM  

trivial use of my dark powers: Why haven't her parents been arrested AND these brothels selling sex with kids been closed down and all involved arrested? And beaten? And shot? In the kneecaps?


Because she made them up?
Ill go ahead and be the Adam Henry here. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. Is there any proof of this?
 
2012-12-22 12:03:34 PM  
I can't understand what it must be like to have to live like that - it's also hard for me to understand why she stayed after she went to college.

"The first two years I was going to college but was still enslaved. I was still being sold by my parents," Dang said. "Then they paid my final bill for college, and that's when I cut all ties with them, that i would contact the police if they contacted me again, and then that was it."

I'm sorry she had to make a choice like that....but she stayed in that situation until they paid the final tuition bill. I can't judge her, but it does make my head spin.
 
2012-12-22 12:03:39 PM  
if she gets breast implants and a Ferrari, keep her the hell away from microwaves
 
2012-12-22 12:04:16 PM  

Nothing To See Here: Why would they use that sign in front of her in the picture?

[media.nbcbayarea.com image 654x601]


Caucus.
 
2012-12-22 12:05:44 PM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: trivial use of my dark powers: Why haven't her parents been arrested AND these brothels selling sex with kids been closed down and all involved arrested? And beaten? And shot? In the kneecaps?

Because she made them up?
Ill go ahead and be the Adam Henry here. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. Is there any proof of this?


Yeah, I'd hate to be a cynic, but this sounds really fishy.
 
2012-12-22 12:08:59 PM  
Disappointed Asian Father: You Be Whore. Why You Not A Whore?
 
2012-12-22 12:09:10 PM  
Actually this goes along pretty well with the Tiger mother culture some Asian countries ascribe to. And it worked too, not many poor Vietnamese could say they graduated from such a prestigious university. Her parents must be very proud of her, finally.
 
2012-12-22 12:10:57 PM  

Pestifer: I didn't see anything to back the story up. Nothing to refute it, but, you know, extraordinary claims, extraordinary evidence.


I guess that is why her parents haven't been arrested or anything. How could she possibly prove it unless some of the people came forward and admitted to what they did?

That said, it is pretty well documented that human trafficking and sex slaves exist in the US. They might be scared they will be deported, worried about violence toward them or their families, or just unable to communicate well in English and not trusting of the authorities. Not to mention that they might be all drugged up in an effort to lessen their desire to get free. Plus, if your family/hometown will no longer accept you because you have been a sex slave then you might not think there is any point in escaping and you definitely do not want to publicize what happened to you.
 
2012-12-22 12:11:06 PM  

Cymbal: Actually this goes along pretty well with the Tiger mother culture some Asian countries ascribe to. And it worked too, not many poor Vietnamese could say they graduated from such a prestigious university. Her parents must be very proud of her, finally.


"subscribe".
 
2012-12-22 12:11:31 PM  
This story seems very strange...and almost unbelievable.
 
2012-12-22 12:13:11 PM  
Just another Heartland Weirdass: trivial use of my dark powers: Why haven't her parents been arrested AND these brothels selling sex with kids been closed down and all involved arrested? And beaten? And shot? In the kneecaps?

Because she made them up?
Ill go ahead and be the Adam Henry here. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. Is there any proof of this?


What is 'Extraordinary' about her claims?
 
2012-12-22 12:13:28 PM  

Shazam999: Just another Heartland Weirdass: trivial use of my dark powers: Why haven't her parents been arrested AND these brothels selling sex with kids been closed down and all involved arrested? And beaten? And shot? In the kneecaps?

Because she made them up?
Ill go ahead and be the Adam Henry here. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. Is there any proof of this?

Yeah, I'd hate to be a cynic, but this sounds really fishy.


How exactly would you go about proving it (at all--much less beyond a reasonable doubt), if it had happened to you?
 
2012-12-22 12:16:13 PM  
Dang!
 
2012-12-22 12:16:37 PM  

WhippingBoy: trivial use of my dark powers: Why haven't her parents been arrested AND these brothels selling sex with kids been closed down and all involved arrested? And beaten? And shot? In the kneecaps?

They have rights.


So, they're still living in Viet Nam rather than the states?
 
2012-12-22 12:17:16 PM  

Pestifer: I didn't see anything to back the story up. Nothing to refute it, but, you know, extraordinary claims, extraordinary evidence.


This. And why would she stay in it until college was done being paid for? Seems strange to me. Maybe she figured she may as well stick with it until she at least has a degree out of it? Lot's of holes in this story and missing information, but then again, that's the current direction the media takes now; to make sure to only include the information needed to elicit the exact emotions they want to get out their audience.
 
2012-12-22 12:18:04 PM  
And that makes her a hero?
 
2012-12-22 12:19:23 PM  

Shazam999: Just another Heartland Weirdass: trivial use of my dark powers: Why haven't her parents been arrested AND these brothels selling sex with kids been closed down and all involved arrested? And beaten? And shot? In the kneecaps?

Because she made them up?
Ill go ahead and be the Adam Henry here. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. Is there any proof of this?

Yeah, I'd hate to be a cynic, but this sounds really fishy.


Maybe it's a personal coping mechanism, but my first thought was : smells like b.s. someone is looking for a book deal.
 
2012-12-22 12:20:27 PM  

oukewldave: Pestifer: I didn't see anything to back the story up. Nothing to refute it, but, you know, extraordinary claims, extraordinary evidence.

This. And why would she stay in it until college was done being paid for? Seems strange to me. Maybe she figured she may as well stick with it until she at least has a degree out of it? Lot's of holes in this story and missing information, but then again, that's the current direction the media takes now; to make sure to only include the information needed to elicit the exact emotions they want to get out their audience.


There really is no way to prove her claims. But why would she make all this stuff up? Asian women already have it pretty tough, what with the horizontal vaginas and erratic driving.
 
2012-12-22 12:21:03 PM  
 
2012-12-22 12:21:19 PM  

oukewldave: Pestifer: I didn't see anything to back the story up. Nothing to refute it, but, you know, extraordinary claims, extraordinary evidence.

This. And why would she stay in it until college was done being paid for? Seems strange to me. Maybe she figured she may as well stick with it until she at least has a degree out of it? Lot's of holes in this story and missing information, but then again, that's the current direction the media takes now; to make sure to only include the information needed to elicit the exact emotions they want to get out their audience.


Victims (especially victims from a young age) often stay with their abusers for a variety of reasons. From blaming themselves to not knowing a different life to plain fear.
 
2012-12-22 12:24:15 PM  

Honest Bender: And that makes her a hero?


I think what makes her a hero is coming forward NOW and wanting to stop sex slavery.
 
2012-12-22 12:25:10 PM  

oukewldave: Pestifer: I didn't see anything to back the story up. Nothing to refute it, but, you know, extraordinary claims, extraordinary evidence.

This. And why would she stay in it until college was done being paid for? Seems strange to me. Maybe she figured she may as well stick with it until she at least has a degree out of it? Lot's of holes
....


Isn't that what got her in this mess AND paid for her college?

/I'll take window seat please
 
2012-12-22 12:34:12 PM  

CowardlyLion: How exactly would you go about proving it (at all--much less beyond a reasonable doubt), if it had happened to you?


Wouldn't a medical exam show something? I don't know, scarring, something?
 
2012-12-22 12:41:26 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: CowardlyLion: How exactly would you go about proving it (at all--much less beyond a reasonable doubt), if it had happened to you?

Wouldn't a medical exam show something? I don't know, scarring, something?


I am not a doctor but I kind of doubt it. Think about the whole 'giving birth' process and how bodies heal from that. I have had scars from falling off my bike and stuff when I was a kid that disappeared after a few years.. like I said, not a doctor.
 
2012-12-22 12:44:14 PM  

spidermilk: Quantum Apostrophe: CowardlyLion: How exactly would you go about proving it (at all--much less beyond a reasonable doubt), if it had happened to you?

Wouldn't a medical exam show something? I don't know, scarring, something?

I am not a doctor but I kind of doubt it. Think about the whole 'giving birth' process and how bodies heal from that. I have had scars from falling off my bike and stuff when I was a kid that disappeared after a few years.. like I said, not a doctor.


Even if they did find scarring, that doesn't prove she had unconsensual sex. Just proves someone hit it too hard.
 
2012-12-22 12:47:58 PM  

spidermilk: Since some of you are in complete disbelief at her story, here are some links:

The U.S. State Department has estimated that approximately 600,000 to 800,000 victims are trafficked annually across international borders worldwide and approximately half of these victims are younger than age 18 (U.S. Department of State, 2005, 2006, 2007).

FBI Report on Human Trafficking in the US

-Federally funded task forces opened 2,515 suspected incidents of human trafficking for investigation between January 2008 and June 2010.
-About 8 in 10 of the suspected incidents of human trafficking were classified as sex trafficking, and about 1 in 10 incidents were classified as labor trafficking.
-The confirmed human trafficking incidents open for at least a year led to 144 known arrests.

I'm not saying that this proves what she said is true, but it does prove that this stuff happens in this country.


She wasn't trafficked across international borders or even across state lines.

She grew up in San Jose. California.

She lived in Los Altos or Mountain View and taken to cafes and bars in San Jose, Mountain View or Los Altos that were fronts for brothels. This occurred when she was in middle school and high school and she was left in those cafe brothels for weeks.

She was abused at 2-3 years old by her father, and she was trafficked starting at 10 years old.

This even occurred in Berkeley, California for her first two years at Cal, even though her parents lived in Mountain View (or Los Altos) apparently, because her parents were paying her school bills.

All in all, she brought in $2,000,000 dollars to her parents.

All in all, it's a strange news report because it doesn't provide obvious and relatively easily obtained details that might corroborate her story. Police reports, names or locations of these brothels, or customers, etc.

NBC Bay Area report:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1PKyWBZrDs
 
2012-12-22 12:48:50 PM  

spidermilk: Since some of you are in complete disbelief at her story, here are some links:

The U.S. State Department has estimated that approximately 600,000 to 800,000 victims are trafficked annually across international borders worldwide and approximately half of these victims are younger than age 18 (U.S. Department of State, 2005, 2006, 2007).

FBI Report on Human Trafficking in the US

-Federally funded task forces opened 2,515 suspected incidents of human trafficking for investigation between January 2008 and June 2010.
-About 8 in 10 of the suspected incidents of human trafficking were classified as sex trafficking, and about 1 in 10 incidents were classified as labor trafficking.
-The confirmed human trafficking incidents open for at least a year led to 144 known arrests.

I'm not saying that this proves what she said is true, but it does prove that this stuff happens in this country.


I wont argue it does not happen. I am just not ready to believe her without some solid evidence.

As far as the rest of your post goes

www.westword.com/2011-03-24/news/women-s-funding-network-sex-traffick i ng-study-is-junk-science/

Again, I'm a skeptic, not a denier.
 
2012-12-22 12:49:20 PM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: trivial use of my dark powers: Why haven't her parents been arrested AND these brothels selling sex with kids been closed down and all involved arrested? And beaten? And shot? In the kneecaps?

Because she made them up?
Ill go ahead and be the Adam Henry here. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. Is there any proof of this?


Yeah, this sounds pretty fantastical to me. I think we may have another Duke rape on our hands here...
 
2012-12-22 12:59:23 PM  

gilgigamesh: Maybe it was reading that, maybe its just the spirit of the season, but I'll be danged if I wasn't inspired to go downstairs just now and loosen  the manacles on my "guests" in the basement a little bit.

Happy holidays, everyone.  *sniff*


Nothing To See Here: Why would they use that sign in front of her in the picture?

[media.nbcbayarea.com image 654x601]


You know, you guys are making light of a very serious situation. Well done, carry on and thanks for the larfs!
 
2012-12-22 12:59:36 PM  
But...but...but...

I dint see it so it dint happen..... derpy-derp-a-derp.

The amount of ignorance in this thread is so vast it should be nuked from orbit - still, the farking idjits that didn't see the crater would only think "book deal".
 
2012-12-22 01:00:22 PM  
And yet I love listening to all of the poor, sad Americans who use their "tough childhood" as an excuse for continued terrible / criminal behavior throughout their adulthood, and unending refusal to ever take responsibility for their lives. "My dad didn't love me, so society owes me lifelong support!"
 
2012-12-22 01:03:19 PM  

Cymbal: There really is no way to prove her claims. But why would she make all this stuff up?

www.accesshollywood.com
"I read this study in Time magazine when I was at Cornell, which is an Ivy League school, and there were people, including my mother, who never believed I would make it into an Ivy League school. Maybe Ginger, who I met in marching in the eighth grade. And the study said people had nice, sympathetic feelings about people who were adopted, and treated them better. So I made up this adoption story, and people *did* treat me better. And when I got a job, one of my professors told people at Ralston Purina that I was this amazing guy that had accomplished all this in spite of being adopted. And so it was really *other* people who spread the story, not me. Although I admit it was wrong to start it and everything, it was other people who kept it going, even the people at ADM."
 
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