Originally posted on WAVY-TV:
SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A sanctuary for women sold across the country — including here in Hampton Roads — is opening in Suffolk. It’s a safe place for victims of human sex trafficking.
Dana Steele and her husband are opening the Homestead Ranch to provide a place for victims to heal from psychological scars.
“There’s a lot of human trafficking, sex trafficking that goes on in the smaller areas of Hampton Roads, as well as all over the east coast,” Steele said. “Our home is set up to help the girls here and help the girls that need it wherever they come from.”
“It ruins so many lives,” said Ariel Maye, who spend six years as a victim of human trafficking. When she was 18, she met a man from New York online. She went up for a job and was quickly pulled in.
“They prey on girls…
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