Candy's story

Portrait photo of a young woman, her face partly obscured

Candy was born in West Africa. When she was 15 years old she was sold and brought to the UK. She felt isolated and scared in a country where she was totally alone, being held as a prisoner and forced to have sex, sometimes up to nine times a day.

Candy stayed in the brothel because she was warned that if she ever tried to leave then her family in Africa would pay the price. She did escape though and found help at the police station. She is now rebuilding her life.

Text and image courtesy of STOP THE TRAFFIK.