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Peoria Journal Star: Peoria grant helps identify and assist victims of human trafficking

PEORIA — The woman was looking for drugs, and he had some.

She was homeless, and he offered her a place to stay. She thought she could trust him, she had stayed with him before with no problems.

?(It was supposed to be) a few days and it turned into six months. I was trapped and unable to leave,” wrote the 28-year-old woman through email.

What happened was months of forced prostitution, said Sara Dillefeld, who works at the Center for Prevention of Abuse as its family centered services director. Dillefeld oversees the center’s domestic violence shelters.

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