Modern Day Slave Auction
“Sex Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery”
Based on accounts of Free the Captives’ teen trafficking survivors
“Welcome everyone to our modern day slave auction! Today, we have some beautiful young ladies for sale. And when I say young, I mean YOUNG. Don’t be deceived by the clothes and makeup. Gentlemen, are we ready for the bidding to begin?
Our first young lady, Lindsey, comes from nearby Katy, TX. She was born and raised right here in the Houston area. She was introduced early to the life by her mother. Lucky for me, her mother had a drug problem so she sold her to me when she was just 10. Don’t tell the cops, but she’s not even 18 yet. But don’t worry about her age! Lindsey has been doing this for so long now…she knows exactly how to please a man.
Next up, meet Jasmine from southwest Houston, Alief, to be specific. I met this beauty over Facebook and Instagram. Constantly running away from home and never going to school, she was looking for attention in all the wrong places. After a couple of compliments over Facebook and a few dinners at McDonald’s, I had her hooked. She thought I loved her. Ha! She craved attention and since noone else ever noticed her, she became mine. It didn’t take me long to convince this 15 year old child that she had to sell herself in order to be with me. I met all her needs, and she met all of mine…at least my financial ones.
Next, we have Tiffany. Tiffany came from a good home in Pearland. But like all of my girls, she had daddy issues. Her dad worked too much, and her mom was busy with the other kids. Nobody noticed Tiffany; she never caused any trouble. Always quiet and overlooked. Her life completely spun out of control when she was molested by her cousin. So it wasn’t too hard to convince young Tiffany that she was damaged goods and that noone would ever love her, except for me. And she can love you too! I have trained her broken, damaged soul well.
Lastly, meet Alex. She’s one of the hundreds of girls that Houston throws away every year. This one is from a foster home in the Third Ward. CPS took custody years ago; she’s been to 12 different foster homes in her short life. I found her while she was on the run…hungry, pathetic, barely a drip of a girl walking down Bissonnet. I scooped her up before any other pimp could. She was so grateful for food and a roof over her head. I give her a few bucks from her earnings every night so she could buy some stuff – stuff to call her own.
Oh man…I could go on and on. It was so easy finding all of these girls. They are everywhere in Houston. Just a few smooth words, maybe slap them around a bit if needed, and they are all mine – body, mind, and soul. These young girls are so easy to manipulate, especially when the world has dealt them a rough hand.
Gentlemen – shall we start the bidding?”