Survivor Speaks Out


June 26, 2014

Survivor Speaks Out

A survivor of domestic minor sex trafficking—also known as child prostitution—speaks about her experience in hopes of helping others leave the lifestyle.


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Mollie Halpern: A survivor of domestic minor sex trafficking—also known as child prostitution—speaks about her experience in hopes of helping others leave the lifestyle. Meet Nicole…

Nicole: I can show them—hey look, I’ve been in your shoes, I know what you’re going through, I know how you feel. You’ll be okay, we’ll get through this.

Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern with FBI, This Week. As part of the Bureau’s Innocence Lost National Initiative, FBI victim specialists provide assistance and services to children who are coerced into prostitution. Convincing victims to leave their pimps can be difficult because they are dependent on them. Supervisory Special Agent Kristin Rehler of the FBI’s Houston Division…

Kristin Rehler: Think of how easy it is for a 14-year-old to fall in love. Those young girls—children—think that they love the pimp because he has manipulated her into thinking that.

Halpern: Nicole says her victim specialist helped change her life for the better.

Nicole: She was there. Whenever I needed someone, she was there.

Halpern: For more information, visit www.FBI.gov.

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-Operation Cross Country: Recovering Victims of Child Sex Trafficking

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