Survivor Stories

It’s hard to imaging that sex trafficking is taking place here in Minnesota. Below, we’ve gathered a selection of stories and observations from Minnesota survivors to give you a glimpse of what a typical trafficking case may look like in our state.

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Saving Bobbi is the story of a Minnesota teen who became entangled in the life of Sex Trafficking and prostitution.You can read Bobbi’s 4-part series in the Star Tribune.

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Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota is a first-of-its-kind report based on interviews and surveys with more than 105 Native women aged 18-60 in the Twin Cities, Duluth and Bemidji. This report was created by the Minnesota Indian Womens’ Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC)

CNN Video Part 1: Rescuing Child Sex Slaves in Minnesota (6/19/12)

CNN Video Part 2: Selling Children or Sex online in Minnesota (9/30/12) 

CNN Video Part 3: Children Forces into Sexual Slavery (10/6/12) 

 CNN:  The Women’s Foundation MN Girls are Not For Sale Campaign, Breaking Free a survivor-led organization founded by Ms. Vednita Carter, Sergeant Grant Snyder of the Minneapolis Police and many others working to end sex trafficking in Minnesota were featured  in a 3-part series that debuted in 2012 as part of the CNN Freedom Project.