United States

By all appearances, Theresa Flores was an average teenager. She came from the suburbs of an upper-middle-class Catholic family. However, her parents had no idea that their precious, well-mannered daughter would fall into the clutches of sexual slavery. When her father’s job relocated her family to Detroit, Theresa became “the new girl” at school and struggled to fit in. That’s why she was thrilled when an older boy noticed her. But his affection turned to abuse, blackmail, and eventually full-blown sex slavery. Theresa was too ashamed and scared to tell anyone about her pain, least of all her parents. She finally escaped her bondage and founded the SOAP campaign—a way to speak out about her experiences and offer hope to future victims. Her voice, once silenced, is now a powerful tool that gives strength and courage to adolescents in sexual slavery.


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