(Zachary Kaufman/The Columbian)
April 1, 2010
Brianna, 18, of La Center, was lured into an apparent sex trafficking ring in December, narrowly escaping with the help of concerned friends and family and former Congresswoman Linda Smith. Brianna, who asked that her last name be withheld, is telling her story to warn other teens of the dangers posed by predatory sex traffickers. She spoke to The Columbian at the offices of Shared Hope International in Vancouver.