Nebraska study seeks to give voice to sex-trafficking survivors

OMAHA, Neb. —Sex trafficking in Nebraska causes of lifetime of trauma for women, years after escaping the violent situations that once trapped them, according to a new study commissioned by the Women’s Fund of Omaha.

“I was not alone in how I felt. Every single line in there, I felt like someone was inside my head. These feelings are my feelings and my thoughts,” said Campbell.

Campbell was coerced, controlled and traumatized by a man for two years. She said he immediately moved her away from friends and family under the guise of being her “boyfriend.” Campbell said he beat her regularly and she found herself forced into situations that still haunt her today.

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