Another story that illustrates the link between trafficking and porn is the story of Angel. Angel called Dawn and told her about how she had run away at a young age and was approached by a man who offered her a place to stay off the streets. After about a week, this man showed up demanding “payment” for the shelter he had provided. He brought men in from the bar below the apartment to have sex with her, and he recorded it with cameras in the walls.
We need to help people understand there are connections between pornography and sex trafficking. We have heard from many survivors who tell us about how they have been forced, coerced, or exploited to create mainstream pornography that is being watched by people who don’t even realize they are looking someone who is enslaved.