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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Amy Bradley

I'm a big TV watcher and I like crime shows. One thing that's best about them is that they put a lot of emphasis on the victim, who he or she was and what their families are feeling. I watch so many that they all fade into the background but once in a while, one sticks in my mind.

Amy Bradley.

She was a young woman on her way up with an exciting job waiting for her. She would have started it in less than a month. Her mother and father and brother went on a cruise. I will not name the cruise line. She struck up several light friendships on the ship.

One night the three other members of her family were all in bed. She was on the verandah and she stepped out of her stateroom to have a cigarette. She's never been seen again. Her family was convinced that she was secreted on the ship and demanded a search. The cruise line gave a cursory search and declared she was not on board and had probably committed suicide. No one in her family believes that. Her future was bright.

Years pass. Someone looking for her happened upon a prostitution site from the Caribbean. There she was but greatly changed. Her eyes held the tormented look that only a person in slavery can have. She was being sold to men vacationing in the Caribbean and several people have talked to her.

Neither the US government or the Caribbean nation will do anything to rescue her. She's been a slave for over ten years now, probably being moved about from place to place.

I was greatly disturbed at this story and felt like I wished I could do something, then I thought: her family is saying they want to keep looking for Amy and keep the story in the public eye. So I will put up the link for the website they set up and if you want to help keep this story in the public eye, could you Recommend on Google? That way more people will read about her and maybe be able to help. The Recommend on Google comes right at the bottom of the post. Thanks all.

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