At 5 years old, Margeaux Gray was a sex slave living in southcentral Kentucky.
Her trafficker, whom she declined to identify, first exploited her and then trafficked her for sex in and out of the state until she was 18. He was someone she and her family trusted.
Gray, who is now 35 and has changed her name, is living in Louisville where she works as an artist, advocate and public speaker.
Before she became a teenager – Gray doesn’t remember the year – she contracted a sexually transmitted disease. Between 12 and 13 years old, she tried to kill herself for the first time. She developed an eating disorder as a coping mechanism and tried again to commit suicide.