The 29-year-old Fresno woman and mother survived nearly four brutal years of being trafficked around the country – including severe beatings, rape, and a forced late-term abortion – before escaping. She’s now a volunteer who helps human trafficking victims.
Sold for sex the last time in Washington, D.C., she returned for congressional award
The last memory Arien Pauls had of Washington, D.C., was being sold for sex not far from the Capitol. That changed last week when she returned nine years later to accept an award from the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus.
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