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At 16, Sara Kruzan Was Sentenced to Life Without Parole. Now She’s Ready to Take Back Her Story

All products featured on Vogue are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Sara Kruzan was 11 years old and living in California’s Riverside County when she was first trafficked into sexual slavery by a local pimp. She suffered years of childhood abuse until—at 16 years old—she fatally shot her pimp, on the orders of a local gangster who had set her up to rob him. In 1995, when Kruzan was 17, a jury found her guilty of first-degree murder, handing her a life sentence with no possibility of parole.
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Eight People Arrested in Ecuador for Recruiting for Armed Groups

(Reuters) - Eight people have been arrested on charges that they were involved in forcibly recruiting Ecuadoreans for armed groups, the country's prosecutor's office said on Thursday. The prosecution said on its Twitter account the eight were arrested during simultaneous raids in the provinces of Imbabura, Pichincha and El Oro....
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Moore, Beyer, Bernice Johnson introduce bill to fight human trafficking

Reps. Gwen Moore, Don Beyer and Eddie Bernice Johnson have introduced the Counter Human Trafficking Research and Development Act. The legislation will create a National Counter Human Trafficking Research and Development Initiative at the White House to develop anti-trafficking technologies and accelerate scientific understanding of human trafficking, including tools to better measure the prevalence of human trafficking and to detect and disrupt human trafficking demand.
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