What happened to Annisa?

Age: 14

A kind man in Annisa’s Indonesian village begins talking about all the opportunities America offers, and says he has a cousin there who would help her find a job if Annisa wanted to go. Without prospects or a family of her own, Annisa has few ties to her home anymore, so she decides to take him up on his offer and packs for her big move.

A year later, Annisa is one of seven girls in a stable in Cincinnati. She has been imprisoned, beaten, and threatened with violence and now has almost no control over her own life. Her “job” is to serve as prostitute to men up to 14 times a day.


Thank you for coming to see Traffick at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. We welcome you to continue the discussion on sex slavery in our community by sharing your experience in the comments.

Or, read the stories of more fact-based characters here.

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