The selling of young women into sexual slavery has become one of the fastest-growing criminal enterprises in the global economy.
The United Nations reports that 4 million people a year are traded against their will to work in one or another form of servitude.
They became very close, sharing secrets, problems, and girlhood crushes.
To the lonely, bored Alicia, Christine represented what she really wanted in a good friend.
You may choose to look the other way, but you can never again say that you did not know.” That’s how one of the speakers began her presentation — quoting William Wilberforce, a member of the British Parliament who dedicated more than half of his life to the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade during the late 1700s and early 1800s.
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But for Alicia, the story doesn’t begin the day of her abduction. Parents, you won’t want to miss what she has to say.
Earlier in 2001, Alicia met “Christine,” a red-haired 14-year-old girl, online.