News Human trafficking at core of S. Wednesday, May 25th , 5: Friday, May 27th , 3: The mom didn't want to be on camera, so she asked a woman who has worked with her daughter to be the family spokesperson.
The biggest takeaway from this incident is this young girl's tragic history. I heard it, and thought there are some red flags," said Megan Estrem. She sees cases like this all the time. The girl's mom brought her daughter to Estrem after having saved her from a human trafficker who held her captive for two years. The girl was placed into multiple treatment programs, the most recent being eight months long. But because she's a runaway, only a handful of programs would accept her.
None of them addressed the devastating ramifications of sexual abuse. She was a student at South Fort Myers High for only two weeks when the incident happened. Her mother said the girl went to the boys bathroom to talk to a boy she had a crush on. She said the boy wanted sex, and her daughter complied. Then, word got out. There was only a handful that she did sleep with.
In this case, it was more of a spectator sport," said Estrem. It lasted an hour and ended because the students involved had somewhere else to be. Nicole Waid, a former chief assistant U. Some abduct their victims, others are lured using the internet. But what they all have in common is some vulnerability. Once in, it's very hard to get out. The girl's mom has pulled her out of school.
She is trying to protect her from the rumors, comments and video swirling around the Internet right now. She needs to be prayed for and encouraged, not degraded and discouraged," said Estrem. And speaking of that video, there are a few people posting on social media - either wanting to see the video or offering it to people who subscribe to their channel.
When we asked Nicole Waid about that, she said people could be charged with a crime for sharing that video.