Jane Guerino was an adopted child who was sexually abused from the age of four to nine. In her late 20s, she entered the sex trade to support her drug addiction. At age 30, Ms. Guerino was abducted and held for five months without clothing in a frigid cold basement, where she was terrorized and tortured. She was then sold to different sex traffickers for two years until her escape. Ms. Guerino suffered immense deprivation and violence while captive. Today, she helps abused, trafficked, and incarcerated girls and women though Glory House, the organization she founded.
“There is a misconception that being in prostitution is a glamorous life but it’s not; it’s brutal and dangerous. You are leading a double life and taking enormous safety risks; I had serious brushes with death eight times. You will sacrifice your health, pride, and self-respect. You’ll also lose the respect of family and friends, if they find out. There is a personal cost selling your body for sex that is much greater than any money earned.”