(MEDIA GENERAL) – Believe it or not, human trafficking is a real problem in Mid-Michigan. In fact, Michigan has among the highest number of trafficking cases in the nation, and one woman, who’s lived the horror first hand, shares her story.
“It’s physically abusive…it’s a lot that goes along with it…like you don’t forget it, if you’re ever in it…you never forget it,” said Mary Harris, who is a former victim of human trafficking.
From the time she was 19 until she was 21, Harris was trapped in a human trafficking ring.
“It’s traumatizing because you’re…you’re in a situation where you feel like you have nothing else that you can do,” Harris said.