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A Houston girl who took her own life two years after escaping from the clutches of the trafficking of women.
Relatives of Leticia “Letty” Serrano, 15, said she was never able to recover from the period of time that is spent in the modern-day slavery, being drugged and sold for sex after she’s been abducted and was, at the age of 13, Fox 26 reported.
Serrano’s grandmother, said the teenager was a typical high school student with a loving family, but it’s all changed since she was a trafficking in human beings.
Letty Serrano, was abducted from her school in 2017, when she was 13 years old, her family said.
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“She was a great girl. She was a good student, and she loved her puppies,” grandma, Cynthia Rivera told KTRK. “We’ll have her back damaged.”
Art took on its own life, on October 12th, after they have been locked in the bathroom early in the morning, according to her father, Mariano Serrano.
“She died in my arms,” Serrano said in Spanish, fighting back tears, during an interview with Fox 26.
He added that he thought Letty was never much more than she is away from her trafficker.
“She wanted to be with him,” he said. But she also didn’t want to hurt her family.”
Rivera and Serrano, told Fox 26 they were looking for, Letty-day, after her trafficker took her to a location in the vicinity of a public high school in North Houston, texas by 2017.
“We were able to find it, and call [the police] and the animal can be arrested,” Rivera explained.
But, she said, and her trafficker, and was let go after a couple of days after her rescue, Letty ran away from home twice to be with him. They told us that they believed that the trafficker worked with at least three of the other men to move in with her in the neighborhood, and the drug is out of her.
The family also said that they preyed on her vulnerabilities. “[They were] quiet, kind of a loner, and her brother was gone. She is a perfect target for them.”
Fox News recently explored the issue of vulnerability and targeting in a recent interview with a famous model Kathy Ireland, and in the coverage of Jeffrey Epstein.
More than 200,000 of the victims of trafficking in human beings in the state of Texas, at any given time, nearly 80,000 of them are minors, according to a new report from the state attorney general’s office.
Captain ‘ s experience in the dark-trade-the trafficking of women is a very common story in in in in Texas and throughout the United States.
“He had that daddy figure to role, then 10, began to sexually abuse me and trade with me. And that, literally, destroyed my world, my life,” Edie Rhea, a survivor of sex trafficking and advocate for victims, told Fox News in May of 2019 at the latest, as part of a multi-part investigation into human trafficking by the Fox News Channel.
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Rhea’s father had died when she was 4 years old, leaving her mother with three young girls. Her mother’s best friend became a father figure to Rhea, and that trust and confidence to exploit it for her. She told me that he would sell her to the sex by the meat-packing to save her family.
“He would take me to someone’s home. They will be able to get to the place where I was staying,” Rhea said. “We were in a meat store, a lot of people would buy mine from the meat store. Personally, I would have to have sex with them at the meat shop, where the ice of the frozen meat and food.”
Rhea has recovered from her tumultuous childhood, and he mentioned that it really took her until ten years after they got out of the yard to be a well-adjusted member of society. Since then, she has been working at an all-girls a safe home for survivors of trafficking in Florida.
Rhea’s story is unique to her, and that no two human trafficking stories are the same, but similarities exist among most of the survivors.
“The vast majority of the victims are the people who are in a vulnerable position, they won’t be able to make their own decisions,” William Sweeney, the assistant director of the FBI’s New York division, said on Fox News, during the research for the series. “It’s often targeted on the most vulnerable members of our society.”
Others have said that it is the most innocent person could be caught up in human trafficking rings.
“I was violently raped,” Brook Bello), another Florida-based trade lawyer, said on Fox News back in May. “I was baseball player and a straight-A student, science buff, and not the kind of kid that you’d think would get caught up in what we now call human trafficking.”
In the United States, and is ranked as one of the worst countries in the world for this purpose. According to a report from the State Department, the top three countries of origin of victims of trafficking in human beings, in 2018, the United States, canada and Mexico, and the Philippines.
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In June of last year, Secretary of state, and Mike Pompeo delivered by the Trafficking in Persons report, the State Department releases an annual document of trafficking in human beings in the years ahead. The most recent report noted the growing emphasis by the government and not-for-profit organizations dedicated to stopping human trafficking.
The report found that children in foster care, homeless youth, children in the U.S. are illegal, and people with substance abuse problems were at risk of falling into the human trafficking trap.
Fox News’ Andrew Keiper contributed to this report.
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