Nigerian Teenagers Forced To Be Domestic Slaves In Suwanee

CNN’s Gena Somra tells the story of two young Nigerian women brought to America on the promise of an education only to find themselves serving as domestic slaves and beaten on a regular basis. This story isn’t from some far away place or in some poverty stricken area, it took place just up the road from me in Suwanee.

Kudos to US Attorney Sally Yates for putting this monster away. Also take note of the people who helped the victims. These vicious crimes are happening right under our noses and we need to keep our eyes open and help when we can.

Creative Loafing recently published an article about human trafficking in Atlanta, and earlier this year the Georgia Legislature passed HB200 aimed and fighting human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

On a related note, last Sunday night I went to a screening of a documentary called “Nefarious: Merchant of Souls” at Church of the Apostles in Atlanta. The documentary focuses on the global sex trade and the young girls tricked, kidnapped, and even sold by their parents into the sex trade. In the film your learn that human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world today and that the average age at which girls first become victims of prostitution is 12-14, a fact that challenges the notions that prostitution is a victimless crime or that young prostitutes get into the trade willingly.

Sex trafficking and human trafficking are serious problems right on our doorstep.

8 comments

  1. seenbetrdayz says:

    I can’t begin to imagine . . .

    Hopefully these two victims get compensated very well. I don’t know what would cause someone to do this, but at least, if the ‘owner’ was as wealthy as it seems from the video, they will have it made once the court system is finished with that witch. For what that’s worth.

            • saltycracker says:

              You can go on line & read the latest – a company I did business with recruited workers and if they left the employment (usually because they discovered they were grossly underpaid by US stds.) they had to return, probably for a more than one complication in getting another visa –
              not to worry – the law seems to be applied only to those protected under visa laws –

              the best route for sex trafficers and exploiters is to stick to the illegals, that’s the way the fed administration & anti-HB87 crowd want it…….under the radar…..a non-budget item…

              • Paul Srch says:

                At first I thought that’s where you were going…. but then, I thought, “Nah… couldn’t be! After all, the video said that the State Department has issued them a visa, so they’re not technically illegal. On top of which, everyone knows that ‘illegal immigration’ doesn’t apply for refugees and others seeking asylum.”

                Guess I was right after all.

  2. saltycracker says:

    A quick read of the multiple victims appears to be a track from those employers gaming the visa program to the law protecting the immigrant as intended.

    Any illegals involved ? Because the history is to look the other way on that bunch.

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