Cambodian sex slave story
No police action was taken against Loch’s captors, the spokeswoman says.
Loch, for her part, remembers seeing all the girls at the shelter and thinking she had been sold to another brothel.
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There, she found an open window and fled, she says, hiding in the shadows until a policeman found her. When she told her story, the police connected her with anti-trafficking officials.
They in turn referred her to a centre run by former sex slave Somaly Mam, according to a spokeswoman for Mam’s foundation, a grassroots group with shelters across Cambodia.
I probably meant Catholics, I don't make distinctions between different denominations when I'm being general.
I'm not sure what connection it has with Dien Bien Phu.
She is also haunted by the absence of her mother in her life; she has not seen her since she left home as a child.
SHE remembers a home that looked fancy on the outside but ominous on the inside, a dark maze of bare chambers. Her name is Sreypich Loch, and she was a slave in a Cambodian brothel. Loch, now around 20 years old, managed to escape that world and works today to rescue other girls.
She remembers the parade of men, day by day, forcing her to have sex. If she refused sex, she says, she would be beaten, shocked with an electric cord, denied food and water. She helps grab them out of brothels, and she hosts a radio show in Phnom Penh, giving the girls a forum for their stories.
An estimated 27 million people are victims of slavery around the world, according to the US State Department.
Loch’s nightmare began when she was a child in Phnom Penh.