He added that it was not clear why the UK had suddenly become a key destination, as the study only counted "identified" victims. Welcome to the family! Mark Dennis, Andrew Dennis, Schwartz, Blasdel, Gauthier, and McGlamory are charged with conspiracy to commit human trafficking and interference with custody. Per the news site, Wysolovski met the victim through an online anorexia platform. Meanwhile, volunteers are visiting hotels, strip clubs, bus stations and convenience stores to educate the public and provide information about services for victims. To cope with the pain of being forced into prostitution, Sarah developed a crippling addiction to crack cocaine. In he was found guilty of two counts of causing prostitution and one of living off immoral earnings and was jailed for two years. While focusing on large-scale events like the Super Bowl does draw awareness of the slavery taking place under our noses, many advocates would argue that it actually conceals the larger problem. Flaunting a flashy lifestyle loaded with fancy cars, expensive jewelry, and designer fashion, Sierra was drawn to the man who had decided to give her so much of his attention. My whole body shuddered in great heaving waves and I felt as if I was falling off the world and into some dark, endless void. It is estimated that there are as many as 40 million slaves in the world today who are victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. After police arrived at their mobile home in May , the four men moved from St. Submit it here. Got a story for Metro. Police believe that the defendants lured the boy through Discord, an online gaming platform that lets users chat directly with each other. Wysolovski will serve the rest of his sentence on probation. She spent the next three years being sold to strangers for sex in cities around the country—including Honolulu during the NFL Pro Bowl.