Free Child Sex Trafficking Survivor Tiffany Simpson

Free Child Sex Trafficking Survivor Tiffany Simpson

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Karana Rising started this petition to State of Georgia

Tiffany Simpson is a 28  year old survivor of child sex trafficking who is currently in Pulaski State Prison in Hawkinsville, Georgia. At the age of 17, Tiffany was charged with child sex trafficking after her trafficker sold another teenage girl for sex.  She was sentenced to 30 years in jail for the very crime that was done to her and her own trafficking was never investigated.

On October 27th 2021, Tiffany’s case will be heard in a special habeas hearing in Georgia.  This could lead to her freedom but it’s not a done deal. We need your help and every signature matters to bring her home.

Tiffany has been in jail for almost 10 years where she has obtained her GED, is in school and has become an advocate for other incarcerated survivors at Karana Rising, a survivor-led nonprofit community. 

Tiffany’s incredible journey is featured in a short 5 minute animated documentary, Lack of Love, directed by Noel Keserwany. When asked what led to her trafficking, Tiffany stated, it was a total lack of love. 

Tiffany was 14 when her exploitation began. At  17, Tiffany met her then 34 year old trafficker who threatened to kill her unborn baby and burn her grandmother’s house down if she did not help him recruit another teen girl. 

From jail, Tiffany shares "He was 34, violent and a known criminal. I was a lost 17 year old girl looking for fatherly love. You’ve all heard of “daddy’s girls,” right? I wanted to be one but my father was never around. Neither was my mom. My grandmother tried to raise me. I was angry and hurt all the time. So even that tiny little bit of fake love that my trafficker offered me felt like an ocean of kindness.

That didn’t last long. Soon, he was calling me names and hitting me. By the end, he had gotten me pregnant and stabbed me in the leg multiple times. He threatened to kill me and burn my grandmother’s house down. I was in fear and never knew when he would strike again. The drugs he gave me left me weak. Even as my belly grew, I was forced to have sex with 10 to 30 men a day. I started using even more drugs to numb my mind. The chains were heavier. I didn’t have the word then but I do now. I was a slave."

Tiffany is one of hundreds, if not thousands, of many survivors of human trafficking who experience arrest and incarceration as a result of their trafficking. Many survivors,  like Tiffany, do not realize they are victims of trafficking and not criminals. Many traffickers force their victims to commit crimes as a way to control them and ensure they feel trapped into continuing to be trafficked and exploited. They tell them if they try to escape, that no one will believe them. 

Many public defenders and defense attorney’s do not identify their clients as victims of human trafficking. Tiffany’s attorney referred to her as “damaged goods” during her sentencing.  Tiffany deserves freedom. Help us bring Tiffany home!


Learn more at: www.freetiffany.org 

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