At age 14, after a childhood spent in a South American country, Priscilla was given over by her parents to a trafficker who transported her to the US and sold her for sex throughout Florida and Texas. To ensure she met her quota of 35 tricks per day, Priscilla was severely beaten and drugged by her trafficker. After five years of enslavement, Priscilla’s trafficker was arrested for gun possession, and while he was in jail, Priscilla was liberated by a neighbor who noticed that she was alone and in need of help. Today, Priscilla is the proud mother of a young son, self-employed as a party-planner and decorator, and bravely shares her story to help shed light on the horrors of trafficking, including testifying before Congress.
“Don’t stay silent. We all have the right to live free.”