Victim's advocates hope this report can be a roadmap to help trafficking survivors, and prevent others from entering "the life."Every time Tricia Grant speaks to a new group of people who want to learn about sex trafficking, she tries to make them understand that sex trafficking isn't just something that happens to people in foreign countries.
She was 15 and living in Auburn when it happened to her.
We're not quiet about it anymore."For more information about sex trafficking or to get help, you can visit
When nomadic herdsmen in the arid plains of Somalia need fresh water and green pastures for their herds, they rely on an ancient tradition called sahan.
Three years ago, an American version of sahan led hundreds of Somali refugees from Atlanta to the sleepy, frozen former mill town of Lewiston, Maine.
“The elders in Atlanta sat down and said, ‘This is not working for us; we have to do sahan,'” recalls Abdiaziz Ali, 33, lanky and charismatic with a tidy mustache and toothy grin.
They come from a dysfunctional home, and often, though not in Grant's case, grow up in foster care.