We’ve written Sarah’s story before of sexual slavery. We’ve told of how our investigators found her in a brothel, several days after her virginity was sold, a scared fifteen year old girl in a foreign country.
We’ve written about her plight, her slavery.
And now, we are beyond thrilled to write of her rescue.
Two weeks ago, the team of investigators The Exodus Road is able to help fund worked in connection with the local government in SouthEast Asia to raid Sarah’s brothel. It was a collective effort of several NGO’s, two of which are involved with The Exodus Road, and several government and police agencies. It was a professional operation, spearheaded chiefly by our lead investigator, which took the course of three days and resulted in the discovery of 8 underage victims and the arrests of the brothel owners.
After weeks of waiting, Sarah’s door was kicked in. The note she scribbled to the investigator on a piece of currency which said, “Please rescue me,” finally got answered.
And while it did require more time, money, and manpower than first assumed, the team pursued Sarah’s freedom with a tenacity that inspires us every time we read the investigative report. They remind us that there are brave men and women on the front lines who live the belief that child slavery is unacceptable.
And Sarah’s life will never be the same because of it.
For all that helped fund the investigative efforts that fueled this particular raid, thank you. In many ways, this was your mission, your rescue, too.
Consider helping to fund an investigative mission like the one that raided Sarah’s brothel or learn about the importance of targeted interventions in the underage sex industry. As always, stay connected with The Exodus Road by liking us on facebook, following us on twitter at @theExodusRoad or by subscribing to our newsletter.