Meeting the “perfect guy” is on the list for almost all girls. Many girls go through their whole life looking for the guy that they’ll spend the rest of their life with. Couples meet in many different ways: The internet, a party, highschool, college, and many other ways. Stephanie thought she had met your dream dude when she was twelve.
Stephanie was considered to be a “good girl.” She went to church, youth retreats, and was a grade A student. But one night Stephanie found herself at a party that had alcohol. A guy, who was older, came up and started talking to her. Having a older guy talking to her made Stephanie feel important and wanted. Of course she wanted him to like her.
Stephanie though that it was just fate that he would show up where she was. Every time he showed up to talk her, Stephanie pretended that she didn’t know him. She was afraid of what people would say about her if they knew how she met him? Pretty soon she gave in though. They started dating. He was super sweet at first, he took out to eat, took her shopping, bought her clothes. He was her dream guy.
Soon, Stephanie started skipping school for him. Her grades quickly plummeted and she started spending more and more time with him. She soon started dancing at strip clubs for him, but things quickly changed when he decided she wasn’t making enough money for him. One night he threw her outside and said she could come back until she made more money. Soon, the cops [picked Stephanie up and took her back home, and she began her recovery.
Stephanie is proof that it’s not just the messed girls that get into trouble with trafficking.
People I know could be involved in human trafficking and I wouldn't even know it. As a friend I need to make sure that my friends know that they can talk to me about anything and I will listen and try to help. Anyone can get trapped in this slavery, even the people that look like they have it all together.