Sex trafficking is the fastest-growing business for organized crime, and San Diego is one of its hot spots. In the most recent issue of byFaith, I chatted with a woman named Susan Munsey who is providing compassion to victims of this injustice through her organization GenerateHope.
Your personal story played a big role in your desire to start an aftercare house for girls who have been trafficked. Can you share a little of your story with us?
When I was 16, my parents divorced. I felt lost and alone. During this time, I ran into a guy who did with me what is very typical for many girls: He made me believe that he wanted me to be his girlfriend. I went for it, and before I knew it, I was in the street. For me—like for many kids—it was hard to say no, since I thought it meant I would lose love. Not long afterward, I was arrested. That was my saving grace.