2015 | Small Voice

Experts say Kate was a victim of a process called “grooming.”

Emily Pasnak Lapchik is an end trafficking program officer with UNICEF. She explained traffickers use mind games. They make victims think they are in love – then gradually replace loving actions with abuse.

“Children are very malleable, especially if that child has been abused in the home, which many trafficking victims have experienced prior abuse. They’re used to that cycle of abuse.”