On Wednesday, Roy Maas Youth Alternative opened La Puerta, an emergency shelter for sex trafficked children.

“My story starts with child sexual abuse, and that abuse launched me on a journey of self-destruction,” said child sex trafficking survivor Allison Franklin.

A homeless runaway at 12 years old, Franklin said men began to prey on her.

“I was gang trafficked for nearly a decade in Houston, Texas. I started getting wrapped up in the criminal justice system,” Franklin said.

After her 9th felony arrest for taking drug charges for her trafficker, Franklin was finally led to services that addressed the root cause. By then, she was in her 30s.

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