Julia was twelve years old when she last saw her family. She was walking home from school in Russia when three men abducted her, took her to Moscow, and flatly told her she would be engaging in prostitution. At her first attempted escape, one of her abductors slashed her cheek with a knife to let her know that if she failed to cooperate, she would lose her life. For seven years, Julia was raped, subjected to forced labor, and injected with drugs on a regular basis. Julia suffered under those conditions until she was nineteen years old, when she finally escaped with the help of an aid agency. Suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Julia could not bear living in Russia and used fraudulent papers obtained from a friend to enter the United States. Julia hoped to remain in the United States, fearing that if deported to Russia, her abductors would track her down and put her back in the brothel, or kill her. . . .

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