Rosa’s Story – Part 2

Rosa’s Story – Part 2

Rosa’s Trafficking Story (Part 2):

My name is Miguel and this is my story about how I helped Rosa gain back her human freedom after being a victim of Human Trafficking for months. I travel the country filming. I make a living recording Youtube videos. A year ago, I was in one of the cities I had to shoot and I crossed paths with Rosa. I had left my room early in the morning to go for a run and came back to see the motel’s house-keeper sleeping in my room. I woke her up to make sure she was okay and she jumped and began to cry. She begged me not to tell the manager on her and left the room abruptly.

That played on my head most day, she seemed so stressed and overwhelmed with the situation. I saw her a few times after that withdrawn and working tirelessly around the motel, pushing her cleaning cart and cleaning the little cafeteria by the front desk. One of those nights, when heading back to the motel, I saw her by the motel’s door, I asked her if she needed a ride home and her eyes said it all. She shared that she stays in the hotel and I knew something was not okay. I began to ask her questions and found out she was being held by force and with the threat of being deported if she were to leave. I immediately called the Sheriff’s Office. As it turns out, it was a case of Human Trafficking.

#HumanFreedom Rosa – a Human Trafficking story (Part 2)

#HumanFreedom Rosa – a Human Trafficking story (Part 2)"My name is Miguel and I travel the country vlogging. I make a living recording review videos for Youtube. A year ago, I was in one of the cities I had to shoot and cross paths with Rosa. I had left my room early morning to go for a run and came back to see the motel’s house-keeper sleeping in my room. I woke her up to make sure she was okay and she jumped and began to cry. She begged me not to tell the manager on her and left the room abruptly. That played on my head most day, she seemed so stressed and overwhelmed with the situation. I saw her a few times after that withdrawn and working tirelessly across the motel, from pushing her cleaning cart to cleaning the little cafeteria by the front desk. One of those nights, when heading back to the motel, I saw her by the motel’s door, I asked her if she needed a ride home and her eyes said it all. She shared she stays in the hotel and I knew something was not okay. I began to ask her questions and found out she was being held by force and with the threat of being deported if she were to leave. I immediately call the Sheriff’s Office. As it turns out, it was a case of #HumanTrafficking. "If you know someone who could be a victim of Human Trafficking, Please call 1-888-373-7888 or Text “BEFREE” (233733)

Posted by PBSO – Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, January 16, 2020

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