Joy Friedman was raped when she was 15 years old. Although she escaped from the home where she was held captive for more than 24 hours, it took her 22 years to get away from the grasps of men who profited from her being forced to strip for or have sex with multiple men.
Local anti-human trafficking advocate and North Metro TV public access television producer Bukola Oriola was invited to the White House Jan. 14 to speak as part of a special survivor forum.
A former Blaine resident and current St. Cloud State University student will be joining five others in running 230.2 miles across Minnesota June 23 to July 5 to raise awareness of the problem of forced-labor and sex trafficking.
Bukola Oriola, a survivor of human trafficking and Anoka County resident, is hosting a fundraiser as part of an effort to stop the heinous crimes.