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SARA'S STORY: EAST COUNTY ACTIVIST LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO FREE SARA KRUZAN

 

 Carrie Christie's "Dear Kamala" Postcard Campaign Brings Attention to Sex Trafficking Victim Sara Kruzan
 
Story by Ron Logan
 
Update November 1, 2013:   Ron Logan e-mailed ECM to inform us that Sara Kruzan has been freed after 19 years in prison and is now living in a halfway house.
 
July 7, 2012 (San Diego) – This Independence Day promised the usual smell of barbecued burgers and dogs, the taste of chilled drinks, the glisten of suntan lotion, the sound of children playing, and the smoke, the lights and the crackle of pyrotechnics. Across the nation, families celebrated their independence, partied with friends, and enjoyed the freedoms that we far too often take for granted. 
 
But this Independence Day meant much more for Sara Kruzan – a woman who has never known independence, has never enjoyed freedom, and has fallen through the cracks of our society. 

 

A DAY OF ACTION AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING APRIL 7 IN SAN DIEGO

April 2, 2012 (San Diego) – San Diego has become a hotbed of human trafficking and it includes more than undocumented immigrants. Law enforcement have identified San Diego as an international gateway for sex trafficking and one of the 13 cities in the nation with the highest incidence of child prostitution, including local teens. Forced marriages and modern slavery are also critical issues. Worldwide, trafficking is an estimated $40 billion industry affecting every country.