I’ve always been that teenager who thought my parents were way, way, way to protective. Ever since I was a small child I’ve fought hard against the rules that my parents set in place for me, and blazed my own trail. I always told people that my parents were too over protective and they didn’t know how to parent me. This may have been true, but they never put me up for sale.
Kieu was 12 years old when her mother sent her to a hospital to get her “certificate of virginity.” She then was sold to a man, by her mother, who raped her for two days after she was delivered to him at a hotel. That first time was just the beginning. Her mother sold her to many different men and blamed it on poverty.
On another occasion she was sold for 3 days and raped by 3-6 men a day. Other times she was held like a prisoner. When Kieu found out that her mother was going to sell her for 6 months she knew something had to change. Kieu said that she had no idea her mother was selling her for sex. She said that her mother told her she had a job but Kieu had no clue she would be sold and raped.
Kieu is not the only one that this has happened to. Many children, as young as 4 have been through the same thing Kieu has. Their parents sell them and blame their sick behavior on poverty. It’s not just girls either. Both boys and girls are sold at young ages. Parents are suppose to protect and love their children not sell them for money. Modern day slavery includes selling your own flesh and blood… for what? Money? Come on parents get your crap together.