Sanoh was 13 when she was blackmailed into prostitution.
When she ran away from home to live with her friends, Sanoh was unaware that several of them were members of an organized gang who were skilled at using force and coercion to exploit underage girls online. In order to manipulate Sanoh into online sexual exploitation, a boy took a video of her being sexually assaulted and threatened to share it on social media. Sanoh felt horrified and helpless. She felt that she had no choice but to give into his demands. It wasn’t long before Sanoh became deeply entangled in sex trafficking. She felt hopeless about her future. Although Sanoh desperately wanted to return to her life as a normal teenager, she was trapped in fear of the gang that was exploiting her for profit.
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