A Florida teen with big dreams and a bright future wound up brutalized, sold for sex by a violent pimp and then in a strange twist ended up as a convicted sex trafficker. Tatjuana Joye is sharing her story for the first time with I-Team Investigator Jackie Callaway to warn young girls who may be vulnerable to traffickers. Joye said she never expected to be tied to one of the most violent child sex trafficking cases in Florida history. As an year-old high school student she won a districtwide high achiever award and dreamed of singing at Disney World. But tragedy struck twice before she graduated from her high school just outside Orlando. Her mother and two-year-old brother died within six months of each other. At 19, Joye said she started dancing at an Orlando strip club to try to provide for her three younger sisters. Joye showed the I-Team the burns and scars from the beatings, including one that landed her in the emergency room. Rodriguez was still selling Joye for sex, but he would also have her in a new role known as a bottom. While the trafficker is the head of a trafficking organization, the bottom is the second in command, according to Victor.
'She was just working as a slave'
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When he reached her, the teen had already taken her life. The Houston man said his teenage girl had not been the same since she was abducted and sold to sex traffickers two years ago. The family searched for the girl for days and found her near Moody Park in Houston.
Stephen Jones beat his girls, threatened his girls and stamped them with tattoos to prove they were his property. Gary Craig , Democrat and Chronicle. Published a.
Child prostitution is prostitution involving a child, and it is a form of commercial sexual exploitation of children. The term normally refers to prostitution of a minor , or person under the legal age of consent. In most jurisdictions, child prostitution is illegal as part of general prohibition on prostitution. Child prostitution usually manifests in the form of sex trafficking , in which a child is kidnapped or tricked into becoming involved in the sex trade, or survival sex , in which the child engages in sexual activities to procure basic essentials such as food and shelter. Prostitution of children is commonly associated with child pornography , and they often overlap. Some people travel to foreign countries to engage in child sex tourism. Research suggests that there may be as many as 10 million children involved in prostitution worldwide.