By John Montone, 1010 WINS
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Danielle Douglas was raised comfortably in Springfield, N.J.
Then at the age of 17 she became a sex slave.
Danielle was a freshman at Northeastern University in Boston when she met an older man, who she immediately liked and trusted. That is until the day he drove her into an unfamiliar neighborhood, threw her out of the car and told her to, “Make money.”
Danielle said she ran, but he caught her, beat her and threatened to kill her.
And so began two years of what she calls, “Pimp Control.”
“I was a sex garbage bin,” she says, “turning tricks night and day,” while her “pimp” or “boyfriend,” never let her out of his sight. “He used torture tactics,” she said, “depriving me of sleep and food.”
She was knocked around by her pimp and by some of her customers.
“I was quote, unquote…dating.”
And the men she was dating?
“My johns were your neighbor, your brother, your son, your rabbi, your priest, doctor, officer, judge,” she said.
When I asked her why she didn’t try to escape she told me, “All I could think about was surviving.”
Danielle is featured in a documentary about sex trafficking in America called, “Tricked.”
The film’s executive director, Jane Wells, claims that at the Dallas Super Bowl a few years ago, 133 under-aged boys and girls were picked up for prostitution.
She fears the same will happen as hundreds of thousands of people pour into our area for the Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2.
And while prosecutors in four North Jersey counties have formed a Human Sex Trafficking task force, Wells wishes the NFL would help publicize this plague.
“There’s a paradox here,” Wells said. “That something that is supposed to bring the country together and bring families together, is at the same time, a market for the selling of under aged children for sex.”