Pimp Beats Pregnant Mom Into Going Into Labor—When the Nurse Notices the “Signs,” She’s Set Free From Sex Trafficking

The average age of children who are sold into the sex trade industry in America is 13 years old.

Shirley was just 15 years old when she met her first pimp.

Her mother worked relentlessly to put food on the table and a roof over their heads, but Shirley says, she was lonely.

With no father around, and no one there to love her and comfort her, the teen ran away.

But what she found was 14 years of physical and sexual abuse, more loneliness and slavery.

What life is like when you’re being sex trafficked, as told by…

Sex trafficking is happening in cities and counties across America, right under our noses.

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“I found myself trapped, afraid to get out, and scared for my life.”

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In 2013, Shirley admits, she just “wanted to die.”

Pregnant with her daughter, a pimp beat her so terribly that she went into labor.

It was at the hospital where Shirley found her saving grace.

A nurse that was caring for her at the hospital was able to recognize the signs of sex trafficking. She knew that Shirley needed help, and she introduced her to a community of women who could help.

Today, Shirley has been reunited with all three of her daughters, and she’s living free for the first time since that fateful day at 15 when she ran away.

An estimated 14,500 to 17,500 people are trafficked in the U.S. each year, with more than 600,000 being trafficked across international boarders.

There are more than 20 million people being trafficked worldwide today. This is modern day slavery.

It’s everyday people like Shirley’s delivery nurse who have the power to end it. People like you and me who are able to identify the signs of human trafficking, sex trafficking or slavery, and give these women and children a voice, and a way out.

Educate yourself, and be aware of the signs. This isn’t just happening in far away lands. It’s happening right under our noses.

We have the power to save a life. Will you be the one who helps end modern day slavery?

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