- Published in Biographical
The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam and Ayaan Hirsi Ali
As a girl she was sold into sexual slavery, but now she rescues others.
The story of a Cambodian heroine. Born in a village deep in the Cambodian forest, Somaly Mam was sold into sexual slavery by her grandfather when she was twelve years old. For the next decade she was shuttled through the brothels that make up the sprawling sex trade of Southeast Asia. Trapped in this dangerous and desperate world, she suffered the brutality and horrors of human trafficking—rape, torture, deprivation—until she managed to escape with the help of a French aid worker.