human trafficking

April 16, 2017 - 2:34pm
Nicole Ashby's stepfather sold her half sister into sex work when they were kids, making her one of the 300,000 American youths sex trafficked each year.

In a sandwich shop between Butternut and Catherine streets in Syracuse’s North Side neighborhood, Nicole Ashby cleaned the tables at her job as she listened to her cousin talk about prostitutes. The tables stand clean and shiny but she continued to clean it until she agreed to talk about her missing sister.