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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Two sad stories of human trafficking
The Track: Two human trafficking victims in New Orleans
Nadia Lee sits at a big wooden table used for counseling at the Eden House in New Orleans. (Photo by Chris Granger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
The two women never saw the swindle coming. They didn’t sense the menace.
Nadia Lee, who was 26 years old at the time, saw only a boyfriend promising to party the nights away at bars and clubs. She saw the chance to stop missing the two babies she’d left home with her mother, the chance to run away from daunting problems and regrets.
The other woman saw in her new boyfriend an escape from beatings at the hands of her stepfather. Willowy thin and only 17 years old, she loved anime, drawing and school, and had hopes of becoming a graphic designer. But the turmoil at home had become too traumatic to endure. (NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune is not publishing the second woman’s name to protect her identity.)