Emily’s parents were very protective. They even had parental controls on her phone and her computer. After all, she was only 14. Now she’d disappeared and they were frantic. What happened? Was she even alive?
Was there a boyfriend? No, Emily’s parents had insisted she was too young to date. Here’s what they didn’t know: Emily had a crush on a 16-year-old boy she met on Instagram and she snuck out of her house to meet him. As Emily got in the car she realized the boy’s older brother was driving and three older guys were in the back.
Emily’s parents filed a police report and the officers assumed this was just a brief runaway. However, one of Special Operations’ private investigators recognized the signs that it might be more involved than that. The private investigator interviewed Emily’s friends, tracked down the “boyfriend,” and convinced him to bring Emily home right away. Emily was too scared and ashamed to tell the police and her parents the full story, however, because of our private investigator’s exceptional training and patience, Emily revealed to him that she had been raped and sold for sex.