Mom Has To Buy Back Sex Trafficked 13-Year-Old Daughter

Josephine Thompson

Journalist

The 13-year-old daughter of Kubiiki Pride, 39, from Atlanta, had been missing for nine months when the mother found her... on the escorts section of U.S. classifieds website Backpage.com. The girl had snuck out to go to an end-of-school party in April 2009, but was captured by a female trafficker. She was eventually caught and sentenced to five years in prison, but the ad on Backpage still remained. Kubiiki sued Backpage for enabling sex trafficking, but her case was dismissed: Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act states that a website providing a service is not the publisher of the content that the users post and can't be held accountable.

"I Am Jane Doe" is the new documentary that features the story of Kubiiki and other mothers who are in legal battle on behalf of their daughters that were trafficked for commercial sex and sold on the website. "I don’t even know how to heal from that type of trauma, and I don’t have the adequate help to help her to heal from that" said Kubiiki in an interview. "I don’t know what to do. I go day to day not knowing what to do."

source

When Kubiiki's accepted the help of a woman who told her she’d help her get home after she had snuck out to the party, she became one of the 150,000 young people believed to fall victim to human trafficking in the U.S. It was Kubiiki's husband who offered to look at the escort pages online. He had heard from a neighbor that missing children could be found on Craigslist.

source

"We went through all of the ads to see if my daughter was on that site, and she wasn’t, so we were relieved," Kubiiki said. "I use Backpage anyway, and my husband was like, they have an escort section on there too, and so I clicked on it and I went through a couple of ads, scrolled down and clicked on one that I thought was, maybe, cute – I don’t know. And then I opened it and there was my little girl. I felt heartbroken, happy, devastated; I could have died in that exact moment, but I rejoiced so much because I was so happy."

source

Her daughter was pictured naked from the waist up, posed in provocative poses while wearing only underwear. Kubiiki called the police, but became impatient after being referred to their cyber division. She "booked" her daughter herself for $200. "I called, and I was surprised that someone picked up," said the mother.

source

"But I had already started so I just went ahead and asked if I could purchase her. I hid around the corner as I thought that the person was going to come with her. When I saw her step off her train I came from behind the car, and she just fell on the ground and started crying. She looked so different, she had lost so much weight – it had been almost a year, and she was taller, she was different."

source

Kubiiki's daughter admitted that she was addicted to drugs as well as having been repeatedly raped and abused."Everything that went on that day, even though it was very happy to get her back home, to see the damage that had been done to her physically and to know there was so much internal damage... I couldn’t even deal with the physical aspect," she said. The daughter had been in hospitals for over a year, tried to run away several times. "She can’t work, she has emotional breakdowns very often, and she has a hard time being around people, so school, work, things like that have not even been an option for her," says Kubiiki. "She sleeps at odd times because she still has nightmares."

Discussion

"Pull A Pig" Prank Victim Speaks Out Against Sexism Stories

"Pull a pig" prank evolved into pulling people, and this is outrageous! Victim of this vicious joke tells her story

Hilary Gowan

10+ Pictures Of What Happens When Dad Is In Charge Of The Baby Stories

Nurturing, loving, soft and careful – when it comes to looking after a baby, none of those words describe fathers.

Jayson Beck

7 Signs Of Breast Cancer You Should Check For Stories

Breast cancer should be always taken seriously and these 7 very important signs can help you spot it on time!

Josephine Thompson

Help Internet Decide If These Sneakers Are Pink And White Or Blue And Grey Stories

Take a look at these sneakers! Can you say what color they are? It's not that simple, because others can see it in different colors! So, pink or blue?

Jayson Beck

"Please mommy, stop," Pleaded Boy Before Mom Burned Him To Death Stories

Shocking story - young boy burned alive and drowned by his mother, believing that he's a cannibal.

Josephine Thompson

32 DIY Halloween Costumes When You Only Have A Minute Stories

Zounds, what do you do, now that you need to attend a Halloween party or two and you don't have a costume? So have a look at some of the best last minute Halloween party costume ideas!

Hilary Gowan

Leap From Medical School To Playboy Playmate Of The Year: Story Of Kennedy Summers Stories

Surprising leap from medical school to Playboy playmate of the year. Catfly interview with exceptional bombshell Kennedy Summers about childhood, career and life

Jayson Beck

Awesome Grandpa Sings To Babies At ICU Stories

Marketing executive has spent the last 12 years visiting pre-mature babies. Do you know why?

Lauren Freeman

Riae Suicide, The Tattooed Model You Wish You Were Stories

Suicide Girls commit a social suicide because they don't care about fitting in. Riae Suicide is one of their hottest models attracting millions of fans on Facebook and Instagram!

Jayson Beck

Boy Dead From A Common Household Spice Stories

A common household spice may be more dangerous for your child than you think!

Lauren Freeman

8-Year-Old Boy Grows His Hair For 2 Years To Make Wigs For Kids With Cancer Stories

Little boy decides a to do a little bit more than reacting on social media, to help children suffering from cancer

Jayson Beck

90-Year Old Grandma Hand-Paints Flowers On Houses In Her Village Stories

90 year old grandma still making a big difference in her community! And it's beautiful.

Josephine Thompson

13 Harry Potter Characters And Their Celebrity Doppelgangers Stories

The most solid picture of the characters look was formed by the Harry Potter movies. And then we started to notice that certain celebrities could be lookalikes for Harry Potter characters!

Jayson Beck

Driver Trying To Lure Three Young Girls Into His Van With Doughnuts Caught On Cam Stories

'Stranger danger ' is still a very important thing to teach your children and this article proves why!

Josephine Thompson

Adorable Newborn Refuses to Let Go of Mom’s Face Stories

This newborn proves, that bond between babies and moms is magical

Hilary Gowan

Itching During Pregnancy A Sign That Baby Might Be In Danger Stories

Christina Depino, 28, started feeling an incredible itch late in her pregnancy. At first, she didn't think about it much, since she though it might be a part of normal pregnancy stretching..

Josephine Thompson

7 Most Dangerous Places For Women Travelers And How To Stay Safe Stories

A multitude of social and economic factors make some countries less accessible to ladies than they should be. So what countries should a lady be careful about?

Josephine Thompson

16 Signs Of Too High Blood Sugar Level Stories

Sugar, apparently, needs to be used even more sparingly than it was before, seeing how it's tied to more ills than just cavities in tooth paste commercials.

Hilary Gowan

Dove Criticized For Ad Of Black Woman Becoming White Stories

This four-panel ad has now been deleted. The photo went viral after it was shared by make-up artist Naomi Leann Blake. Dove is now doing the social media circuit to apologize.

Lauren Freeman

6 Signs That Your Body Needs Help Stories

Sometimes, even innocent looking stuff might mean that you need to take care of yourself better. Here are some signs that you should be on the look out for.

Lauren Freeman

Bored Panda Users Share Their Best Lifehacks Stories

Call them life hacks, call them tips and tricks - whatever you call them, they are there to improve our lives in some tiny (or not so tiny) ways.

Jayson Beck

40 Celebrity Couples Costumes To Copy This Halloween Stories

Those people are on the cutting edge on being popular and they have built their lives and legacies on dressing up, surely they must know something about costumes!

Jayson Beck

6 Things You Should Never Wash Down The Sink Stories

If something bad goes down the drain, it clogs, and when it clogs, nobody is happy.

Josephine Thompson

7 Unexpected Symptoms Of Low Blood Iron Stories

Here are seven symptoms that might indicate that you have anemia. Best check with the doctor!

Lauren Freeman

Mom Has To Buy Back Sex Trafficked 13-Year-Old Daughter Stories

The 13-year-old daughter of Kubiiki Pride, 39, from Atlanta, had been missing for nine months when the mother found her... on the escorts section of U.S. classifieds website Backpage.com.

Josephine Thompson

Placenta Eating Causes Harm Says Science Stories

Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City studied how placenta is consumed - including pills and it being cooked.

Josephine Thompson

23 Tips To Boost Your Immune System Stories

Do you have a lot of experiences of going from hot, as well as many other exciting ways to compromise your immune system and catch cold? So read on all the ways you can help yourself.

Josephine Thompson

15 Things That Are True For Libras Stories

This tiny list is targeted just at Libras. So if you are one - or you know one - some or all of them will ring true to you. So prepare you check marks for the checklist, and read on!

Hilary Gowan

Creepy Pictures Show Vegas Shooter's Body Among Guns And Shells Stories

64-year-old Stephen Paddock killed 59 and injured more than 527 in Route 91 Harvest country music festival. Leaked photos show the guns and ammo he had stacked in his posh hotel room.

Lauren Freeman

Vietnamese Bomb Victim Now A Model, Paralympic Hopeful Stories

Her parents committed suicide by detonating an explosive. They ended their lives because their affair would have never been accepted - and cost her both legs below the knee.

Josephine Thompson