Soon, the man she thought was her boyfriend and protector is selling her for sex to make money for his gang.
Gangs victimize them, says Elizabeth Scaife, training director at non-profit Shared Hope International.
She teaches law enforcement officers how to identify victims and how to respond appropriately when contacting them.
She's terrified that if she doesn't her already crumbling family will be separated.
One day a good-looking young man who buys drugs from her expresses concern for her safety.
They know how to prey on people looking for a place to belong and they use psychological manipulation to win them over and keep them under their control.