|"Because I was so young, I was always in
demand with the customers" - Rosa
|Victim Assistance in South Florida
1-866-630-3350 Florida Coalition Against Human
1-866-443-0106 Florida Freedom Partnership
Anonymous Tip Line: 1-866-347-2423
To report suspected trafficking, traffickers,
and those holding people.
If you buy the services
of women and children for
sex, you drive the demand.
and you make the trafficking
of women and children
into sex slavery lucrative
and profitable to the
You and others contribute to
the growth of sexual slavery
|Florida ranks 4th in cases of
human trafficking in the U.S.
and young women, boys
and young men
young men of questionable
exploit women, and sexually
abuse children sexually
business associate uses
|ROSA'S STORY... Trafficked to Orlando, Florida from Mexico
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|"When I was fourteen, a man came to my parents' house in Veracruz, Mexico and asked me if I was
interested in making money in the United States. He said I could make many times as much money
doing the same things that I was doing in Mexico. At the time, I was working in a hotel cleaning
rooms and I also helped around my house by watching my brothers and sisters. He said I would be
in good hands, and would meet many other Mexican girls who had taken advantage of this great
opportunity. My parents didn't want me to go, but I persuaded them.
A week later, I was smuggled into the United States through Texas to Orlando, Florida. It was then
the men told me that my employment would consist of having sex with men for money. I had never
had sex before, and I had never imagined selling my body.
And so my nightmare began. Because I was a virgin, the men decided to initiate me by raping me
again and again, to teach me how to have sex. Over the next three months, I was taken to a different
trailer every 15 days. Every night I had to sleep in the same bed in which I had been forced to service
customers all day.
I couldn't do anything to stop it. I wasn't allowed to go outside without a guard. Many of the bosses
had guns. I was constantly afraid. One of the bosses carried me off to a hotel one night, where he
raped me. I could do nothing to stop him.
Because I was so young, I was always in demand with the customers. It was awful. Although the
men were supposed to wear condoms, some didn't, so eventually I became pregnant and was
forced to have an abortion. They sent me back to the brothel almost immediately."
Testimony before US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 2000. Name of the girl is fictional to protect her
identity. Source: www.humantrafficking.com READ More testimonies
|Please report suspicious activities
that can indicate human trafficking is taking place
|There is no coordinated reporting system in the
State of Florida or state hotline,
therefore, we recommend you
submit your report to TWO agencies/organizations
to make sure it does not fall through any cracks.
|Call 911 if it is an emergency, such as domestic violence, physical assault
in progress , and later follow-up with calls to report your suspicions.
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