Courage

Motivational poster, Cadiz, Spain, Author Emilio Rodriguez Posada (PD)

WARNING:  Graphic Images

Courage comes in all shapes and sizes.  In this instance, it took the form of a captive 14 y.o. girl, in fear for her life.

The girl was a Michigan runaway, kidnapped in Indiana, and forced into prostitution in California.  Though aware that her kidnappers would monitor calls, she bravely reached out to the non-profit, Crisis Text Line, which then contacted police.

As a result, the San Jose Police Dept. raided Motel 6, locating the girl and two other women held there against their will.  Antoine Williams, Christopher Lyon Johnson, and Curtis Lee Russell were arrested, and charged with kidnapping, pimping, and human trafficking.

Crisis Text Line https://www.crisistextline.org/ is a free service that connects people in crisis with counselors.  Over 100 million messages have been processed to date.

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you.  He will not leave you nor forsake you” (Deut. 31: 6).

[1]  People, “How a Text From a 14-Year-Old Girl Busted an Alleged Sex Trafficking Ring” by Christine Pelisek, 5/31/19, https://people.com/crime/text-14-year-old-girl-alleged-sex-ring/ .

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11 Comments

Filed under Child Abuse, Child Molestation, Christianity, Emotional Abuse, Justice, Law, Neglect, Physical Abuse, Prostitution, Religion, sex trafficking, Sexual Abuse

11 responses to “Courage

  1. Excellent information Anna, sharing.

  2. Personally, I cannot think of a punishment to fit such heinous crimes. I am convinced that there is nothing too vile for a person to do if there is a dollar involved. This love of money and the subsequent evil it produces has ruined countless lives, proof that Satan is doing exactly what Jesus said he would do, which is to steal, to kill, and to destroy(John 10:10).

  3. Good news Anna!
    Praise God 🙂

  4. Thank You Jesus for giving that precious girl courage!

  5. Alfiano Fong

    Thank you for sharing Anna

  6. Anna, highly informative… exceptionally penned- thank you for sharing!

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