Many SA girls 'forced into prostitiution'

2012-01-24 07:44
Johannesburg - A Gauteng teenager who escaped from a human trafficking ring that forced her into prostitution in Cape Town says there are many more girls like her.

She told Eyewitness News she came forward to help the other girls who had been unable to get away.

The teenager was kidnapped by men who drugged her and took her to Cape Town in October 2011. When she woke up, she was raped in a compound in Khayelitsha and told she would become a prostitute.

She tried to run away once but was caught again. On her second attempted escape she managed to get away and made it to a police station.

The girl said her kidnappers were holding at least 10 other girls.

She said they were South African girls between the ages of 13 and 19, many of them full of bruises due to regular assault and mistreatment by the kidnappers.
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