Creating sex trafficking awareness

Published 04/01 2014 02:17PM

Updated 04/01 2014 04:10PM

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (WFRV) - A survivor of sex trafficking told her story today at Fox Valley Technical College. 

She educated law enforcement and others about the problem, and provided tips on how to deal with it. 

Asia Graves says an alcoholic father and drug-addicted mother are two elements that led her to selling her body for money as a juvenile. She was sexually abused from the ages of six to 10 by someone close to her family, and that made her emotionally vulnerable. Her message is that victims of sex trafficking do exist, and money is needed to form group homes.

Asia says sharing her story is a way to let other victims of sex trafficking know that it's okay to break their silence.

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