Yolanda Schlabach was invited back to the TEDx Stage, on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Yolanda presented, to a sold out venue, for TEDx Talk Wilmington Women and was was recognized with a standing ovation.

Yolanda's TEDx Talk - Bridge of Hope: A Survivor's Life After Sex Trafficking, will be availble through www.YouTube.com, mid December.

Daughters for Sale: How Young American Girls Are Being Sold Online
By GLORIA RIVIERA, JACKIE JESKO, and SALLY HAWKINS
May 25, 2016, 9:56 PM ET

 

In an old home movie, young Natalie is laughing and running around with a soccer ball. She’s around 12 years old, and she looks at the camera and says, “When I grow up, I would like to be a doctor.”


But a few years later, that laughing, carefree young girl was sold for sex allegedly through the website, Backpage.com. She estimates she was paid for sex over 100 times, and she firmly believes that the site made it possible for her pimp to post ads offering her for sex over and over again.

“Continuously. All day, every day. 24/7,” Natalie told ABC News “Nightline.” She has asked us to refer to her as “Natalie” for this report, and her parents have asked that we do not use their last name.

Tell Google, Facebook, and Microsoft to stop supporting child sex trafficking

I AM JANE DOE (VIDEO)

I was waiting to pick up my 15-year old daughter from track practice on an afternoon like any other. Minutes passed and then hours. I wondered where she was. Panic began to set in. My husband and I called the police, filed a missing person report, and started frantically searching for our baby girl. Only she was nowhere to be found. We were living every parent’s nightmare. 

When we recovered her 108 days later, we were so thankful to have found her alive. But then we found out the details. Our sweet girl had been bought and sold on the classified ads site, Backpage.com. She was repeatedly raped up to 15 times a day, all while hidden in plain sight on Backpage.com. A website making hundreds of millions of dollars a year off of human trafficking and exploitation of young girls.

Oregon Child Sex Ring Uncovered: “They’re Worth $5000 A Night”

   

Investigators in Oregon have discovered a child sex ring in which kids are sold as sex slaves to high ranking pedophiles for $5,000 a night.

Investigators in Oregon have discovered a massive child sex ring in which children were sold as sex slaves to high ranking pedophiles for as much as $5,000 a night.

Curry County residents Genevieve Wilson and Jackalene Antunes say they are working to help child victims of human trafficking in Southern Oregon, with very little help from the government.

Currypilot.com reports: Soroptimist International, of which Wilson is a member, is trying to educate the public that it’s not just a Third World occurrence, while Antunes, the director of Wally’s House in Gold Beach, interviews children in abusive situations with an ear now fine-tuned to the lingo of the sexually abused.

“One thing that always shocks people is that they get hold of these kids — the target group is boys aged 11 to 13 and 10- to 14-year-old girls,” Wilson said.

Congress: Support the Trafficking Survivors Relief Act

Imagine a girl named Nita, who was 14 years old when she first met the man who forced her to sell sex.* She had just run away from her foster family to avoid sexual harassment from one of her foster relatives. So when she met a man who offered to take her back to her biological family in Florida, she accepted.

But when they arrived to Florida, he wouldn’t let her leave the hotel room he rented; instead, he forced her to earn money for him by engaging in commercial sex. After a few months, she was arrested for solicitation and selling drugs. After serving time in a juvenile detention center, she was sent back to her foster family, where she was sexually harassed again.

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