Trafficking children, part 1
***Trigger Warning*** Part 1 of 2….part 2 will be published here at 12pm CST.
For the past few months, ABC57 News has been investigating human sex trafficking in the United States. According to the State Department, human trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world.
ABC57 traveled to central Michigan to speak with Devaun Chandler, a survivor who was trafficked by her own family.
Chandler told ABC57 she thought going to live with her sister would be a new beginning, but discovered just before her 14th birthday it was really just the beginning of a nightmare.
This all happened in a normal house in a normal neighborhood.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says it is something that can happen anywhere.
Watch the video above to hear Chandler’s story. (Warning: Some content in the video is graphic)