Sexually abused as a child in her home country in South America, resulting in pregnancy at age 14, Roxanne was a mother of three by the age of 19 and needing to escape from another abusive relationship. Gratefully accepting a family member’s offer to bring her to the US with the promise of a good job, Roxanne was horrifically betrayed when instead she was passed on to a sex trafficking syndicate and her children were threatened with murder if she failed to cooperate. For three years, Roxanne was trafficked throughout Florida, her prostituted body sold dozens of times every day, six days a week. She regained her freedom only after the FBI took down her traffickers in a sting. Today, Roxanne is reunited with her children, self-employed as a driver, and bravely shares her story, including in testimony before Congress.
“I share my story to make others more aware.”