Janet was trafficked in Mexico and the United States by a man who claimed to love her, but ruthlessly sold her body for sex to thousands of men. After enduring years of abuse, Janet was able to escape with the help of the Mexican Consulate and Sanctuary for Families.
“People can’t believe that individuals are sex trafficked in the United States, but it is happening here. Men view women as sexual objects. Men paid to have sex with me and, even if I hated them, I was forced. No one in prostitution makes money; it goes to the pimps. I am not ashamed to speak about what happened to me, but I felt ashamed while I was living through it. I’m free now and happy to be a survivor of cancer and of trafficking.”