Nearly 75 percent of them are college educated and two-thirds of them have children of their own.Trafficking is a game of supply and demand and Iowa is in the prime location for it due to interstates 35 and 80.She was sold for sex on a website called “Backpage," then threatened and forced to go through with the encounters, repeatedly raped, then comforted by her pimp after the abuse."Amanda” says it was a daily cycle of brainwashing, “I didn`t feel like I was worthy. It just went with whatever I was told.” Retired Criminal Investigator with the Iowa Department of Justice, Mike Ferjak says it’s important not to doubt the validity of human trafficking survivor’s stories. Trafficking is known as an intelligence operation that goes widely unnoticed by the general public but the recruitment process to lure young boys and girls into the life of human trafficking happens in plain sight.However, experts say to take these statistics with a grain of salt because many cases go undocumented.
Schott says the program has helped identify more than 140 children foster care who have been trafficked.“I would be trapped in hotel rooms, I would be raped, I would be beaten,” she says, Amanda lived in what she calls “the life”, life while being trafficked, for five years.It was a choice she didn’t make but one she says heroin made for her. The ones that were selling the drugs were the ones that brought me into 'the life',” Amanda says.Click here for ways you can get involved with Teens Against Human Trafficking.HI my name is Ace Sn ap Ca sh send to the cash app square cash app --- $pretty38kittyhttps://cash.me/google wallet ``` 17prettykitty38 @ gmail .
Studies show victims in Iowa are typically young girls between 16 and 19 years old.