"Trafficking scenarios, depicted by actors, to provide real-life examples of what trafficking may look like. Story In this scenario, this young girl was 16 years old when she first met her trafficker. After years of conflict, neglect, and abuse in a tense home environment, she felt her only alternative was to run away. She was escaping a difficult situation but as a 16-year-old did not have the means to provide for herself (food, shelter and/or safety). Alone and scared at the bus station, she encountered a girl who said she wanted to help her. The girl explained she also had a similar home environment and that she understood. She said that she and her "boyfriend" could help her out. What other choice did a 16-year-old girl alone on the streets have? They seemed nice…at first. They provided her with food, clothing, and a place to live. But the "boyfriend" ended up being a trafficker and after manipulating her with false promises to take care of her, told her she needed to pay him back for all the money he spent on her food, clothes, and housing. He verbally and physically abused his "girlfriend" in front of her, and threatened that he would do the same to her if she didn’t repay him. He said she owed him..."
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