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(NBC Bay Area)   Sold into sex slavery at age 10, Cal Grad at age 22   (nbcbayarea.com ) divider line
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2012-12-22 02:08:53 PM  
3 votes:

big pig peaches: 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.


Apparently you've missed the articles published every now and then documenting how this stuff happens. The authorities know it happens. But unless the trafficked women speak up and agree to press charges, the perps walk. All those "Asian Massage" places on the interstate? Sex slaves. They keep their passports etc and pass the women around from one place to another. There's a very strong element of organized crime in the Vietnamese community and they treat people like this. And nobody says a word because the victims think that honor is more important, or they know that the police are the last ones you go to for help (that is true in most of the world), or they are convinced that their families will be killed by the gangs. And often the local authorities are bought off so that there's no trouble as long as the girls stay quiet.

And considering that the average prostitute begins her "career" at age 12, 10 years old isn't unbelievable. Once you start delving into the whole child sex trafficking issue, it becomes obvious that this sort of thing happens far more frequently than many people want to believe.

But no, what we really need to target are the illegal roofers. Because Americans will roof. And they will fark children. But they often won't sell their own children to one another to fark (although they will fark their own children, many of my past girlfriends went through that in their childhood). Therefore, illegal roofers take jobs, child prostitutes generally do not. So we go after the roofers rather than the criminal gangs.

The unusual thing is that she actually is saying what is going on. Most of the time, they won't say a thing because of a bunch of reasons. In this instance, she "worked off" the cost of raising her including college, just without any input into the matter. It probably was the parents' plan from the beginning. Hence the abuse before she turned 10. It was to condition her to the business. And yes there are families out there (from many backgrounds) who think along similar lines. Kids are expensive. Medical bills can pile up real quick. The kid incurrs debt, the kid can pay the debt off.
2012-12-22 12:21:03 PM  
3 votes:
2012-12-22 12:02:54 PM  
3 votes:

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 12:11:31 PM  
2 votes:
This story seems very strange...and almost unbelievable.
2012-12-22 12:05:44 PM  
2 votes:

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 11:56:14 AM  
2 votes:
I didn't see anything to back the story up. Nothing to refute it, but, you know, extraordinary claims, extraordinary evidence.
2012-12-22 11:44:08 AM  
2 votes:
great, now Jada Pinkett Smith is going to bankroll her into a reality star like she did with the dog whisperer.
2012-12-22 03:01:24 PM  
1 vote:
Honest Bender:

And that makes her a hero?

In common parlance a Hero is anyone Bad Things happen to who gets to live through it. We used to call that a Victim but 9/11 changed everything.
2012-12-22 01:57:07 PM  
1 vote:

sleeps in trees: Not saying one way or the other but this needs to be said.

I was 14ish before I realised that being sexually abused was wrong. I actually found out by watching some movie of the week with Ted Danson, Something About Ameilia, I think. I was raised by a wealthy, prominent, family. They were pillars of the community yet very insular. I was not allowed to form bonds, only select friends, and church. You usually go the overachiever or the trainwreck. Soas not to destroy the only life you know you do not say anything to anyone. The guilt is massive. The knowledge of services available is limited and when I was in my late teens it was not talked about. Getting into the mind games it plays on you, especially through puberty is a whole other ball of wax.

When I did leave home, I did not disclose because it would cut me off from everybody I know. After meeting my husband I recieved the support I needed. We disclosed (which is emotionally brutal) and were told point blank by the authorities, your word against theirs, you will end up going through hell and maybe if convicted they will get a suspended sentence.

Now in my 40s I have no contact with my parents, any family or any life I had before I disclosed. I bumped into a cousine once and the scuttlebut is that I was hypnotised and a memory was implanted. I shiat you not.

So, it's not always as easy as it seems.


Get real revenge. Live your life well. Let yourself be truly, deliriously happy.

/internet hug
2012-12-22 12:59:36 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:25:10 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:24:15 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:18:04 PM  
1 vote:
And that makes her a hero?
2012-12-22 12:10:57 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:08:59 PM  
1 vote:
Disappointed Asian Father: You Be Whore. Why You Not A Whore?
2012-12-22 11:17:04 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:25:37 AM  
1 vote:
Dang.
2012-12-22 10:23:31 AM  
1 vote:
Why have these parents not been arrested again?
 
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