July 28, 2014
Maria* was 12 years old when she was kidnapped at gunpoint and taken to a home where she was held captive. She was beaten and raped on an almost daily basis and eventually forced into prostitution. Because of this she became pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl while held in slavery. Maria fled with her baby to America, riding on top of trains, so that they might escape the sexual bondage.1Sadly, Maria is not alone -- many unaccompanied children flee to the US every year with nowhere else to...