Sex Trafficking: ‘I’m A White Girl From America And It Happened To Me’
She was lured into becoming a sex worker and spent seven years as a prostitute.
Jasmine Marino-Fiandaca, speaking to SeaCoastOnline, said ‘It’s very real, and it’s happening in your back yard, to girls from all backgrounds, whether middle class or lower class.
‘I’m a white girl from America, and it happened to me.’
Marino-Fiandaca said she was just 18 years old when she was ‘groomed’ into sex work by a supposed ‘boyfriend’ and lured away from her family.
‘He groomed me,’ she told the website. ‘He bought me fancy clothes and shoes, spent money on me. He drove a Mercedes. I felt very special. He said, “You could make a ton of money if you just worked in these massage parlors.”‘…
Soon enough, Marino-Fiandaca found herself working at a Connecticut massage parlor.
‘It was disgusting and exciting at the same time,’ she said, describing her first shift ever to SeaCoastOnline. ‘Here I was 18 and I just made $80 in 20 minutes.’
Marino-Fiandaca was soon trapped, she said, when her ‘boyfriend’ forced her to hand over her earnings after every shift. When she tried to leave, she endured physical and verbal abuse.