By Alisa Jordheim
The ebook is a compilation of 5 actual tales of adults (4 lady & 1 guy) trafficked as teenagers. every one tale is preceded by means of an outline of the kind of trafficking the tale addresses and up by means of a press release from the survivors themselves. the aim of the e-book is to supply insights on how American kids are taken captive and sometimes coerced to stay in a way of life of business sexual exploitation. All gains from the publication should be disbursed to nationally well-known organisations delivering both preventive or restorative carrier for baby survivors of family Minor intercourse Trafficking.
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