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June 24, 2024 49 mins

This Fourth of July, RPA will be launching a major investigation with an exclusive interview with Kely Johana Suarez. Sound of Freedom portrayed her as a supervillain – the model that kidnapped kids & sold them into sex slavery. But Suarez has a different story...and it will blow your mind. In the lead up, we are rebroadcasting our Con Ink series.

What’s the purpose of conservative media? To find the answer, we tell the story of our deep dive into the topic of human sex trafficking. It’s a subject that has captured the attention of the American rightwing – and just so happens to be the perfect vehicle into analyzing the current state of conservative media.

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twenty three, Angel Studios launched Sound of Freedom. It's hard
to exaggerate its success. First filmed in twenty eighteen, it
sat on the shelf for over four years. The filmmaker
suggested Hollywood had something to hide, but that changed when
the small Utah based Angel Studios picked it up and
made it into a phenomenon. Its success foisted the entire

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film team into stardom. But since the movie's launch, Red
Pilled America has been investigating the claims made by the
film's alleged real life hero, Tim Ballard, and what we've
found is shocking. This fourth of July, Red Pilled America
will be launching its first video investigation with an exclusive
interview Kelly Johanna Suadez. Sound of Freedom portrayed her as

(01:40):
a supervillain, the model that kidnapped kids and sold them
into sex slavery, but Suatez has a different story. It
will be the first time she's spoken out since the
launch of the movie, and her story will blow your mind.
And the lead up to our Red Pilled America special,
we're rebroadcasting our con inc series that takes a deep
dive into the top of human sex trafficking. Keep an

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eye out for our July fourth special. It's a must
watch or listen until then enjoy the show. It was
October twenty fourteen when a sensational story hit CBS News
last weekend.

Speaker 3 (02:17):
Police broke up a major sex trafficking ring in Columbia,
which has become a destination for tourists looking for sex
with boys and girls. The police had help from an
American who went undercover to rescue the children.

Speaker 2 (02:31):
CBS News then introduced a self described child slave liberator
to its viewers.

Speaker 4 (02:36):
Tim Ballard has one mission to track down child traffickers.
Four months ago, Colombian authorities asked him to investigate a
tip that children were being sold there as sex slaves.

Speaker 5 (02:48):
How they find these kids?

Speaker 6 (02:49):
They lure them in by pretending to have a modeling agency.

Speaker 4 (02:52):
Less than twenty four hours after the operative's landing, the
suspected traffickers arrived on the island and the final deal
with the under cover team began. Fifty four boys and
girls aged eleven to eighteen were ushered in for what
had been billed as a sex party.

Speaker 2 (03:09):
In his major mainstream media spotlight, Tim Ballard proved to
be a gifted storyteller.

Speaker 6 (03:15):
This this little eleven year old boy. I remember he
asked one of my operatives if they could give him
some cocaine or something that he said, they usually give
me something because I'm really scared.

Speaker 2 (03:23):
It was a disturbing story, and CBS News vividly broadcast
the final drama of the Columbia sting.

Speaker 4 (03:29):
By the time the deal was done, the alleged traffickers
were set to make twenty five thousand dollars. That transaction
was never completed. Twenty five Colombian special operatives stormed the party,
arresting five suspects, four men and one former beauty queen,

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all charged with child trafficking.

Speaker 2 (03:53):
The footage of the sting was breathtaking. Tim Ballard said
he videoed the entire operation to ensure the child traffic
went to prison for a long time, but the filming
seemed to be crafted for a different use. It was
fed to CBS News and Ballard used it to create
a reality show style TV series, so.

Speaker 6 (04:11):
There's no misunderstandings in the trial or in the judicial
proceedings that these guys are selling these kids to do X,
Y and Z. We get them to talk as dirty
and as pornographic as we can. It's a punch to
the stomach, but we got to get him to do
it because that's what puts them away for a long time.

Speaker 2 (04:26):
The Colombian sting would also become a central scene in
the twenty twenty three box office smash Sound of Freedom,
and the former beauty queen that was arrested in the sting.
She'd be portrayed as one of the primary villains in
the film. The Colombian sting would become the crown jewel
of Tim Ballard's rescue operations. It was so perfectly executed

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that it almost seemed like it was a fairy tale.
And that's because in many ways it was. You see
the the CBS news report was littered with fake news.
And what's perhaps most troubling is a significant detail about
the sting would ultimately be kept from the public.

Speaker 4 (05:09):
Twenty five Colombian special operatives stormed the party, arresting five suspects,
four men and one former beauty queen, all charged with
child trafficking.

Speaker 2 (05:21):
Those Colombians arrested in the sting, including the former beauty queen,
have not been convicted of a crime. They were eventually
released from jail. As of this broadcast, they're all free.
You'd think that rather large detail would ultimately be revealed
to the public, but neither Tim Ballard's docuseriies nor the
film Sound of Freedom divulged this critical fact to viewers,

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and red Pilled America has uncovered so much more. We've
learned that Tim Ballard's origin story of why he became
a child sex slave liberator is largely a fabrication. We've
also so acquired government documents that show that a kidnapped
child sex slave that Ballard is credited with saving was

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in fact not a kidnapped child sex slave. The list
of exaggerations, conflations, and falsehoods we've discovered makes the Sound
of Freedom and Tim Ballard's own real life origin story
effectively works of fiction. These are just a few and
a sea of red flags connected to Tim Ballard's child
sex slave rescue operations. Yet right wing media has almost

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unanimously refused to ask Tim Ballard any hard questions about
his work or his growing list of controversies. With conservative
media completely dropping the ball on this whole affair, it
got us to wondering what is the purpose of conservative media.
I'm Patrick CARELCI.

Speaker 1 (06:48):
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Speaker 2 (06:50):
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Speaker 1 (06:54):
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Speaker 2 (06:58):
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Speaker 1 (07:31):
What is the purpose of conservative media? It's a question
we've been asking ourselves a lot lately. At first glance,
the answer may seem obvious, to report the truth. The
entire industry of right wing media arose to counter the
lies spread by the mainstream media. Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge,

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Fox News, Andrew Breitbart and others would never have come
to prominence if the legacy media had just stuck to
reporting the facts. But some recent events have made us
question whether reporting the truth is the actual purpose of
conservative media, a community that we've long considered Red Pilled
America to be a part of. If reporting the truth

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is not the mission of right wing media, what is,
and perhaps most importantly, what should we expect out of
the American institution of media. To find the answer, We're
going to take a deep dive into the topic of
human sex trafficking. It's a subject that has captured the
attention of the American right wing and just so happens
to be the perfect vehicle into analyzing the current state

(08:36):
of conservative media while getting a glimpse into where it's going.
But before we get started, a warning. Hearing the hard
truth can sometimes cause an emotional response. For some, it
may even evoke severe anger. If this sounds like you,
skipping this series may be your best course of action. However,
for those of you that are willing to pull the

(08:57):
thread and follow it wherever it may be and go,
you found yourself at the right watering hole. Welcome back
to red Pilled America. For years, we've tried to produce

(09:18):
a story on the topic of human sex trafficking. As
early as twenty nineteen, when the topic first hit our radar,
we've been searching for a vehicle to enter the subject,
trying to find someone with a personal experience that could
help us dig deeper into the topic to inform our audience.
Yet every time we tried, we ran into a problem

(09:38):
with the story. We went down one path, then another,
then another. With each attempt to enter the subject. For
one reason or another, we ultimately had to shelve the story.
That's not normal for us when we put our focus
on a topic, especially one popular within conservative circles. It
typically doesn't take very long to land on a compelling story,

(09:59):
but for some reason, the topic of human sex trafficking
was proving to be a difficult nut to crack. That is,
until now. We've come to a conclusion that the best
way to enter the subject of human trafficking is to
chronicle our search for a story on the topic. For us,
it all started in the summer of twenty nineteen, someone

(10:19):
claiming to be a listener of our show, a person
who went by the pseudonym Rachel, began contacting us, claiming
to have been a victim of human sex trafficking. We
get story pitches all the time, in fact, we welcome them.
A few pan out, most don't, But when we were
initially contacted by Rachel, we didn't immediately jump on the story.

(10:39):
We had other pressing topics on our plate. However, it
wasn't long after receiving Rachel's pitch that a man named
Yakuboyans landed in our social media feeds, and he appeared
to be a perfect pathway into the topic. Yaku is
a pioneer of sorts within America's anti sex trafficking community.
In twenty fourteen, he mirrored a movie called Eight Days,

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a film marketed as based on actual events. Proceeds from
the movie went to his then child sex slave rescue organization.
Yaku had formed a business model around the issue of
sex trafficking. In many ways, his project was like Sound
of Freedom, but released nearly a decade earlier. The movie
positioned Yaku as an expert on the topic of sex

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trafficking within conservative media at the time. In the summer
of twenty nineteen, he'd just given a speech at a
Turning Point USA event, a nonprofit organization that sells conservatism
to high school and college students. Yaku had been hitting
our radar enough to warrant our attention, so we reached
out to him and he agreed to an interview.

Speaker 7 (11:43):
I grew up born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa
to a married mother, but soon after my dad left.

Speaker 2 (11:55):
It wasn't long until Yaku got to the core aspect
of why he got involved in the safe child sex
slave business.

Speaker 8 (12:02):
We've always been in the arts.

Speaker 7 (12:03):
My sister was gifted by God with an amazing voice.

Speaker 2 (12:07):
His sister, Ilonka, had.

Speaker 7 (12:08):
Started performing when she was seven, and then at thirteen,
she won a national competition very much like an American idol,
and it was a big deal and she wanted so.
She won a record deal at thirteen, which then catapulted
her into the music industry, mainstream music industry, which is

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then where the story takes a serious turn.

Speaker 2 (12:32):
Yaku went on to tell us how his sister was
pulled into the sex trafficking arena by a record label executive.

Speaker 7 (12:39):
I'm backstage, we're getting ready, and you know, I'll always
love for us to sit in the audience. She didn't
want us to watch her shows from backstage. She wanted
to see us in the crowd. It made her more comfortable. Well,
I'm in the audience, probably a rose three or four
with my mom and my brother and the president of
the label. Now we know, we learned later rapes her backstage,

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thirteen year old girl moments before going on stage. It
alco walks out on stage and I instinctively, immediately in
my stomach, I looked at her, and I knew someone
wasn't right.

Speaker 2 (13:14):
It was a truly disturbing story, and Yaku said he
noticed a dramatic change in his sister from that moment forward.

Speaker 7 (13:21):
She never shared what happened or what was going on,
but her personality changed that night. A sister that was
a very outgoing, fun loving, just joy became a dark
person and became someone who became very personal and private,
which is not her personality.

Speaker 8 (13:42):
She actually now today when she speaks, will tell you she.

Speaker 7 (13:45):
Was intentionally hiding it because of the threats they made
to my mom and to my younger brother of harming
my mother, harming my brother, threatening her with her career,
and then of course.

Speaker 8 (13:59):
The act of rape.

Speaker 7 (14:00):
They documented it in their way and they held it
over her head.

Speaker 8 (14:04):
And so that.

Speaker 7 (14:05):
That catapulted a six year traumatic series of events where
Ilonka was being trafficked, first while being at home, while
being on tour in broad daylight. And then we were
concerned about her health and said, look, maybe she needs
to take a break from music.

Speaker 8 (14:23):
We think she needs to take a break, and my.

Speaker 7 (14:25):
Mother, my mom started almost demanding she's going to take
a break from music. That's when they took her, physically
took her and removed her where she was gone, you know.
And so you can call that a kidnapping or you know,
they took her. They actually separated her from from us,
the family, and we you know, there was a period

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where we could not you know, nobody knew where.

Speaker 8 (14:47):
Ilonka was and couldn't find her.

Speaker 2 (14:53):
Yaku went on to explain that when his sister went missing,
his family had a hard time convincing law enforcement that
she was kidnapped.

Speaker 7 (15:00):
Once she was gone, the police, the natural tendency then
and still for the most part today would be the
knee jerk is she's a runaway.

Speaker 8 (15:08):
No way, this girl's not a runaway. It's not the case.

Speaker 7 (15:10):
And then finally, there's a particular officer that became close
to the family because he did a lot of security
at a lot of you long because you know, at
the venues, he was not her security. But we became
friendly with him over time, and my mom implored this
particular officer he was a detective and said, listen, I'm

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telling you this is not a runaway. Police to get
resources and dive in. And then there was a physical rescue.

Speaker 2 (15:38):
Now this is a point in an interview where he
typically asked for more detail. Red Pilled America is a
storytelling show. To tell a compelling story, we need to
paint a vivid picture of an event for our audience,
especially dramatic moments. Jakobullians is a storyteller himself. He's made
a movie on the subject of human sex trafficking. I
figured elaborating was in his wheelhouse, so I asked them

(16:01):
for more detail on the rescue for your sister's rescue.
How did that go down? I mean, was there? Can
you go into that in a little bit more detail.

Speaker 7 (16:12):
Yeah, a lot of these rescues, when you look at them,
they will start to look and feel very similar them.
And let's give people a mental picture of things they've seen.
You know, we always go to the movies because it's
kind of what how people depict society, and it's not accurate.

Speaker 2 (16:29):
I have to say that this is the part in
the interview where I started to get I don't know.
I guess you can say uneasy. It's hard for me
to explain, but I'll try. When we do these interviews,

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we're used to receiving concrete details, the kind of specifics
that paints a clear picture of what happened. It's never
the same, but there are usually certain intangibles to convey
a first hand account of the events, and also a
few kernels of information that helps us corroborate the story.
Everyone we talk to does it differently. But as an interviewer,

(17:10):
the common thread is a feeling of being in the
moment when listening to the person we're interviewing. Instead, like
a lot of our talk up to this point, Yaku
would take me on tangents and speak in generalities.

Speaker 7 (17:22):
There was intelligence pulled from within the record label and
this wasn't and I want you to understand. Once there's dragnet,
this hornet's nest was opened. There were multiple I'm talking
north of twenty people in the label that were one
hundred percent complicit knowing what was going on. This is

(17:42):
not nobody knows, no way. People always know in our society,
people always know.

Speaker 2 (17:51):
He continued on a tangent, but then he started to
get to some specifics kind of.

Speaker 8 (17:56):
So there was a nest in this record labels.

Speaker 7 (18:00):
So this particular detective started being a detective.

Speaker 8 (18:03):
Good work.

Speaker 7 (18:04):
Would come to the family, sat at home with us,
report back. We haven't found her yet, but I'm getting close.
I am getting information. And then there was a physical
call it a raid, right, an intervention moment where they
just there was a rescue, dramatic any anything you can
imagine that you can see in your mind, and we

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depict a rescue in the movie Eight Days, which, by
the way, all the events in Eight Days are actual events, documented,
actual events.

Speaker 8 (18:35):
We did not take any.

Speaker 2 (18:36):
He then went on another tangent until he came back
to my original question, which was, can you give me
some details about the rescue of your sister Alonka.

Speaker 7 (18:45):
To your question, Ilocas was a rescue like that where
there was a physical get in and get her out scenario.

Speaker 2 (18:55):
Now I have to say red flags were going off.
When there's a dramatic rescue of your sister, a rescue
that you claim to have played a role in, and
it's one of the cornerstones of your origin story to
becoming an anti human sex trafficking advocate, you'd expect a
little more detail on the rescue.

Speaker 7 (19:14):
Then there was a physical call it or rate right,
an intervention moment where they just there was a rescue,
dramatic anything you can imagine that you can see in
your mind, and we depict a rescue in the movie
Eight Days.

Speaker 2 (19:35):
The lack of detail was odd, so I probed a
little more. Was anybody arrested at that time?

Speaker 9 (19:41):
At the time, they were very clever, in which they
normally are. It's not that easy to arrest these prims.
They always have a buffer. They always have what's called
bottom girls.

Speaker 7 (19:53):
I use the word girls because I don't want to
use the derogatory term on the air.

Speaker 2 (19:58):
The term Yaku didn't want to use bottom bitch. We'll
get to that phrase later in the series.

Speaker 8 (20:03):
But they used it different.

Speaker 7 (20:04):
You know, it's bottom girls that they basically abuse, that
are also being traffic, but they've groomed them to become groomers.

Speaker 2 (20:13):
He then went on another long tangent, but ultimately it
was clear that the record label executive who effectively kidnapped
and held his teenage sister as a sex slave, was
never arrested. Yaku said that the incident had a profound
impact on him, but it wasn't until his family immigrated
to the United States and he saw child sex trafficking
happening right here in America that he found his calling.

Speaker 7 (20:35):
And the first time I saw a child being traffic
that I knew that child's being trafficked is that the
Greyhound bus station in Nashville, Tennessee.

Speaker 8 (20:43):
And it was clear as day because now I had
learned the gruesome.

Speaker 7 (20:47):
Details of what they did to my sister, how they
hit it, what she saw them do to other girls,
how they branded children. I now had actual intel, right,
I now had something to look out for, and so
I started seeing it. There was a voice that said
this should not happen to another child, and so I
became active in We've got to stop it.

Speaker 8 (21:10):
It's no longer now just my sister.

Speaker 1 (21:17):
By the time the interview was over, we weren't sure
what we had. Frankly, the story felt hollow. It was
impossible to corroborate given that it happened roughly two decades earlier.
The record label executive was apparently never arrested for kidnapping
Yagu's sister. He was never convicted, and on top of everything,
the details as Yaku described them were just too vague.

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His story sent off red flags, and when we went
back to listen to his discussion on the topic with
other outlets, we couldn't find much more detail. But we
were surprised that so many Christian and conservative media outlets
weren't a bit more probing on his story. Now, before
we go any further, we understand that it's hard to
tell sexual assault related stories, and that off and the

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victims and even the suspected perpetrator's identities need to be withheld.
We launched red Pilled America on the story of mister Creepy,
a father at our daughter's prestigious private elementary school that
was getting into bed with other people's kids. We didn't
name mister Creepy in the episode, but we named enough
people around the incident, big Hollywood celebrities that if any
inquiring minds wanted to dig into the story they could.

(22:23):
We later named the elementary school where it happened, and
we'd told the story earlier at Breitbart News. Before publishing
the story there, it had to be vetted through their
legal department, which meant providing receipts in the form of
email exchanges with mister Creepy and the school. As far
as we could see, that couldn't be done with Yaku's story.
We're not saying that something awful didn't happen with his

(22:45):
sister or his family, and in his defense, unlike today,
in the mid to late nineteen nineties, when he claims
this tragic event occurred, everything was not electronically documented. But
ultimately the lack of detail, ability to corroborate, and a
few other red flags made it so that the story
just wasn't meeting our standards for broadcast, So why are

(23:05):
we publishing the story now? Well, we'll get to that later,
but ultimately, at the time, we didn't feel comfortable publishing
Yakuboyan story, so we shelved it and moved on to
another potential human sex trafficking story. And when we did,
we discovered the glaring problem with this topic, a problem
that many conservative media are simply ignoring.

Speaker 2 (23:34):
Welcome back to red Pilled America. So, after interviewing Yakuboyans
for a story on human sex trafficking, we decided to
shell the story. For many reasons, it just didn't meet
our broadcast standards, so we moved on to another potential
human trafficking story. Recalled that we received an email from
someone who claimed to be a listener of the show

(23:55):
who wanted to tell their story of being a sex slave.
She went by the pseudonym Rachel. At the time, human
sex trafficking was becoming a hotter and hotter topic, and
there was a reason for that. Shortly after being arrested
for federal sex trafficking charges in July twenty nineteen, Jeffrey
Epstein was found dead in his jail cell. We wanted

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an entry into the subject. Yaku's didn't pan out, so
we decided to interview Rachel for a potential story. Rachel
had written a book on her alleged experience as a
sex slave, so we started off by just hearing what
the book was all about. We've changed Rachel's voice to
protect her identity.

Speaker 5 (24:36):
So the book is about my experience as a sex
slave of somebody, and it goes through how I got
into that situation, how I recognized I was being manipulated.
I recognized I was being torture basically, and I recognized
that my life was kind of in danger, all while

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trying to stay safe and get out of the situation.
It goes through what I recognized as the schemes that
he was doing, and then how I got out and
the legal trouble he got in afterwards, which actually isn't
for anything relating to me except that it was his

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front company.

Speaker 2 (25:21):
Her story appeared to have some loose connections to a
criminal case unrelated to the ordeal she claimed she went through,
so we discussed how to handle that portion of the
story and whether we should use her real name.

Speaker 5 (25:33):
The whole story is a lot of coincidence. So I
don't even know if you want to publish that.

Speaker 2 (25:37):
Well, what I would do is I would hear everything
that you have to say on it, and then I
would do my own research on it and kind of
decide what you know should be published.

Speaker 5 (25:47):
You know what, then let's do the whole story. If
we could just keep my name is Rachel, because yeah,
then then let's do the whole story.

Speaker 2 (25:54):
Rachel went on to explain her story. It was around
two thousand and four and after grad Sduating College early,
Rachel went to work for a public service organization in Philadelphia.
As part of her job, she'd have to always look
out for companies that were hiring so that she could
connect financially struggling people with economic opportunities. In one instance,

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she connected a woman with a guy who was hiring,
but as she helped the woman through the job interviewing process,
a background check showed that the woman had a criminal record,
a deal breaker for this specific job. Once that was discovered,
the woman abruptly exited the interview, But the employer, let's
call him Ahmitt, struck up a conversation with Rachel. Maybe
we can help each other out, he told Rachel in

(26:37):
so many words. In her telling, Rachel had been tasked
by her boss to find a new office space, and
Ahmitt claimed to be able to help her out with
that endeavor if she sent her clients his direction. The
two eventually made their way out to dinner, then after
Ahmitt invited Rachel back to his office.

Speaker 5 (26:54):
It's late. We go to his office and there's nowhere
to sit. My mind is never able to really focus
on the moment of what he is actually saying, because
I've got these other things happening in my mind, like
where am I going to sit? Anyway, I'm looking for
a place to sit. And he kisses me. And this
is the part where I know things could have changed
for me. I could have avoided all of this. I

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could have locked out, said you know what, I'm going
to find someone else to help me with this leaf.
And the Holy Spirit told me, no, I knew better,
but I wanted love so badly. I wanted affirmation so badly.
And I was the girl in high school that never
had a date and I had never been kissed before.

Speaker 2 (27:36):
Ommitt eventually began pressing the situation sexually until Rachel broke
As a result. The naive Philadelphia transplant lost her virginity
to Omit. Being a god fearing woman, Rachel desired to
continue the relationship with Omit because she'd made the decision
earlier that she only wanted to give herself to her husband.

Speaker 5 (27:56):
One thing I remember happening is he came over one day,
and I remember thinking, all right, fine, if I wanted
this and if this is how I live my life
now and God will forgive me later, then I'm going
to reinforce that by initiating sex with him.

Speaker 2 (28:11):
But as time passed, in Rachel's telling, Ahmat gradually took
ownership of her, on one occasion, going as far as
locking her purse away so she couldn't leave.

Speaker 5 (28:21):
There wasn't any subterviews at this point. He was actually saying,
I own you your mind, you can't leave. Your stuff
is locked. I won't give you the key. And then
he used religion against me too. He had found out
I was a Christian and he used that against me
because we went to a restaurant and he said, I
know you want to leave, and I looked at him

(28:44):
and I said, then why don't you just let me go?
And he said, because I'm not done with you yet
and I said, I don't care. I'm going to leave anyway.
And he said to me, I know you, Rachel, you're
a Christian and you were virgin. I only take virgins,
and you can't handle being married to someone who isn't

(29:07):
the first person that you've had sex with, So you're
not going anywhere. And he was right.

Speaker 2 (29:12):
Rachel went on with her story in extremely graphic detail.
It was a story of a young, lonely, naive girl
in a strange town who was hungry for love and attention,
and who gave herself to a sexual predator that would
eventually manipulate her into becoming his sex slave. At one point,

(29:33):
Rachel suspected Ah even wanted to take her to Saudi
Arabia to sell her into sex slavery.

Speaker 5 (29:39):
You know, it's one of those things where he never
came out and said I intend to sell you in
Saudi Arabia. He never said that. He told me that
Saudi Arabia is this amazing place. He said out of nowhere.
He was like, I want to take you on a trip.
You need to get away, and I'm going to take
you to Saudi Arabia. And I looked at him, as
like Saudi Arabia. He's Indians. So I was like, why

(30:02):
Saudi Arabia, and he's like, Oh, it's magical, it's amazing.
You're gonna love it. I'm gonna take you there. And
I remember in my mind thinking, oh my gosh, that
movie not without my daughter. I'd seen it in high school.
Our like Civics teacher or government teacher showed it to
us and it made an impression. And I honestly do

(30:24):
think that movie helped save my life because I remember thinking, no,
if I go to a country like that, I'm not
gonna get out because I don't have any rights in
an Islamic run country.

Speaker 2 (30:37):
Rachel said she eventually came to her senses and when
the opportunity arose, she escaped.

Speaker 5 (30:42):
And I called my mom and I got in a
plane and she got a ticket for me, and so
I got the ticket confirmation number, I called the cab,
took the cab to the airport, gone the plane, and
flew home. It was that quick.

Speaker 2 (30:54):
Rachel's was an interesting story, but we needed something before
moving forward with it. In our interview, she continually named
Omit by his actual name and included details that could
directly tie him to the ordeal Rachel was describing. So
I asked her, so did he ever have to pay

(31:14):
for this directly for what he did to you?

Speaker 5 (31:18):
No, I was terrified, and so I was fine not
turning him in because I was terrified that he was
gonna hurt my family and all that. So I didn't
know what it would be allowed in court and what
wouldn't be allowed in court, and so I kind of
avoided it.

Speaker 2 (31:36):
She would eventually call Pennsylvania authorities on omit, but for
crimes he was committing unrelated to her ordeal. He was
ultimately arrested for a financial related crime.

Speaker 5 (31:46):
He never had to deal with what he did to me.

Speaker 1 (31:50):
After a few hours, we concluded the interview and we
eventually listened back to the recording, and on a re listen,
we got very concerned about moving forward the story. Ahmett
was never charged with any wrongdoing in relation to Rachel.
She never reported him for holding her as a sex slave.
She said it herself in the interview. It was her
word versus his. The statue of limitations had expired, and

(32:14):
the proof she provided just didn't cut it. One email
she offered up as proof was an email exchange with
one of her colleagues around the time of Ahmitt's arrest
for financial fraud, where she mentioned Ahmit. Another was an
email exchange over a decade after her alleged ordeal, where
she confessed to her former employer that she'd been a
sex slave and had written a book about it. Ahmett,

(32:35):
no doubt, sounded like a monster, and the kind of
fraudy was arrested for proved he was a morally reprehensible man.
And I have to say that Rachel appeared to sincerely
believe she was a sex slave, but at the time
what she provided was not enough to publish the ordeal
she described as a true story without some form of evidence.
We couldn't allow her to use a pseudonym on our

(32:57):
show while accusing a man by name of a heinous crime,
even if Ahmed was a documented scumback. She even implicated
some of his family members in a crime we had
no real way of knowing if a crime was ever committed.
It was another failed attempt at entering the topic of
human sex trafficking, and this was from someone that published
a book on the topic. But Rachel's story did get

(33:19):
us to thinking about the issue. In a way we
hadn't before, and when we got around to going down
that rabbit hole, it showed the disturbing reality of investigating
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So after listening to Rachel's story about being a sex slave,
we decided not to move forward with the story. She
sounded sincere, but she couldn't provide any compelling evidence that

(34:01):
connected the man she named to a crime. He had
no real way of knowing if a crime was ever committed.
It was another failed attempt at entering the topic of
human sex trafficking, and this was from someone that published
a book on the topic. But Rachel's story did get
us to thinking about the issue in a way we
hadn't before. Much of what Rachel told us about her

(34:21):
alleged ordeal as a sex slave sounded like she was
at times a willing participant. If her story was true,
it appeared that she made a series of extremely poor
decisions that put her in a very bad situation, and
Rachel had many opportunities to just leave. She said as
much throughout the interview.

Speaker 5 (34:40):
I could have avoided all of this. I could have
walked out.

Speaker 1 (34:44):
In one instance, she had the opportunity to leave omit,
but it was late at night, so Ahmitt argued that
she should stay with his aunt.

Speaker 5 (34:51):
You know, you don't have any money, stay with my aunt.
And I in my head, I remember thinking clearly like,
I don't have any money for a hotel, and it
is late, and I don't know where I would go.
So I was exhausted, and I was emotionally distraught, and
he gave me a couple of points of logic. It

(35:11):
was indeed dark, and I in fact had no money.
Therefore what he's saying must be the only answer. Now
I know, Okay, go to a police officer, go to
a restaurant and ask for help, ask them to call somebody,
go anywhere and ask them any business, and go to

(35:32):
the front desk and say I'm in trouble. Can you
help me? But in the moment that never dawned on me.
All that dawned on me was, oh, you're right, it
is dark. I don't have money. Therefore, what you're suggesting
staying at your ant's place must be the only solution.
So I didn't fight him that night, and I brought

(35:53):
my big bag, my big duffel bag in and that
night he raped me, and his aunt and uncle were
outside keeping watch, and I never was free again until
I was able to run away.

Speaker 1 (36:11):
This kind of decision making was foreign to us. How
could someone that was being held as a sex slave
but was free to leave just not get up and
walk out. So when we had the opportunity, we talked
to an expert on the topic and started by asking
for a technical definition of the term human sex trafficking.

Speaker 10 (36:29):
It's actually something that's highly criticized in the literature of
being a definition that's sort of vague and left open
for interpretation.

Speaker 1 (36:38):
That's doctor Kimberly Melman Rosco, an expert witness on human trafficking.
Doctor Rosco has a PhD in criminology and is the
author of Hidden in Plane Sight, America Slaves of the
New Millennium.

Speaker 10 (36:50):
Here in the United States, we rely predominantly on the
definition that's provided in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act or
the TVPA reauthorized as the TEA as an authoritative legislative
document defining what trafficking is. And it's essentially the use
of force, fraud, coercion, deception or threat for the purpose

(37:11):
of exploitation or the exploitation of anyone under the age
of eighteen. And that definition is also adopted internationally by
the UN and the Plerma Protocol.

Speaker 11 (37:21):
Now that's kind of the legal definition.

Speaker 10 (37:24):
But if you're looking at more sort of how is
it colloquially understood? I mean, it really is a modern
form of slavery, and you're looking for situations in which
either commercial sex or labor is compelled not necessarily through force,
but through coercion or deception or fraud, and that person
is held in a slave like situation. As far as

(37:48):
what we're looking for in practice.

Speaker 1 (37:53):
We asked doctor Rosco about the history of the term
human sex trafficking.

Speaker 10 (37:57):
So the average person, even a lot of of purported experts,
we'll tell you, oh, well, trafficking is a relatively modern
phenomenon from the nineteen nineties. The reality is that trafficking
has been a term. Sex trafficking has been a term,
it's been a concept that's understood and looked at in
the United States and internationally for well over one hundred years.

Speaker 1 (38:20):
And it was the original introduction of the concept of
human sex trafficking that helps illuminate the challenge in covering
this topic.

Speaker 2 (38:39):
It was eighteen eighty five and the UK Parliament was
debating a bill to raise the legal age of consent
for girls. At the time, it was just thirteen years old,
called the Criminal Law Amendment Bill. In addition to raising
the age of consent, it would also give law enforcement
new powers to clamp down on prostitution, which concerned many lawmakers.

(39:02):
Arguments ensued over what the age of consent should be
raised to, some arguing for fifteen years of age, the
more puritanical faction demanding it be twenty five. The peace
of legislation had been languishing in Parliament for three years,
and by late May eighteen eighty five, supporters of the
bill feared it would not succeed before the coming election,

(39:23):
leaving it in jeopardy for the foreseeable future. But then
a journalist came up with an idea to force the
issue again. Kimberly Melman Roscoe.

Speaker 11 (39:31):
So in eighteen eighty five. W. T.

Speaker 10 (39:35):
Steed, who was the editor in London of the pall
Mall Gazette. He's known to some as one of the
fathers of investigative journalism.

Speaker 11 (39:44):
He wanted to do an expose on child sex trafficking
in London.

Speaker 10 (39:49):
The purpose of this expose was because he had tried
for a number of years and a number of politicians
had tried to increase the age of consent laws and
they had failed, and so he had concocted this idea
to go undercover and to expose you know, the virgins that.

Speaker 11 (40:07):
Were being sex trafficked and the.

Speaker 10 (40:09):
Orphans, and how many children were being sold for sex
in this underground you know, sex trafficked economy in among
prostitutes and sex workers in London.

Speaker 2 (40:25):
Steve was a devout Christian who publicly denounced brothels as
a scourge on society. He claimed London's elites were using
the brothels to purchase underaged girls for sexual favors. For
his expose, a Steed got the backing of the Christian
leaders of the area. Then he put together a crack
team to investigate the ced brothel underworld. To help in

(40:46):
his investigation, he turned to leaders of a group that
was founded under the name East London Christian Mission, but
would later change their name to the Salvation Army. They
had access to reformed women that had left the brothels,
but still had knowledge of the terrain. He himself even
would undercover into the brothels. Within a matter of a
few weeks, he began penning a series of articles entitled

(41:10):
The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon for the paper he edited,
the Paul Mal Gazette. With the series, he wanted to
introduce what he claimed to have found appalling unthinkable sexual
behavior occurring right under the noses of the British people. W. T.
Steed headlined one salacious section, a child of thirteen bought

(41:30):
for five pounds. In it, Steed told the story of
how a female procurer purchased a young virgin as a
sex slave for a well to do older man.

Speaker 1 (41:45):
As Steed told it, at the beginning of a famous
annual event known as Derby Week, the female procurur entered
a house of ill repute and informed the brothel keeper
in so many words, that she wanted to purchase a
young virgin as a sex slave. A poor dunken woman
overheard the exchange and offered up her thirteen year old daughter,
Lily to the brothel keeper. The brothel keeper eventually took

(42:08):
up the drunken woman on her offer and purchased Lily
from her parents. By Steed's telling, both Lily's mother and
father were completely indifferent to the sale of their thirteen
year old daughter into a life of sex lavery. After
purchasing young Lily, the brothel keeper then turned around and

(42:29):
sold Lily to the female procurer. The female procurer gave
the brothel keeper a three pound down payment, with holding
an additional two pounds until Lily's virginity could be certified
by a midwife. Steed continued his shocking tale, writing that
the procurer whisked Lily away to a midwife, the young
girl was completely oblivious to the transaction in her awaiting fate.

(42:52):
To add to the girl's tragic situation, Steed explained that
young Lily.

Speaker 2 (42:56):
Was an industrious, warm hearted little thing English child, slightly
coarse in texture, with dark black eyes and short, sturdy figure.
Her education was slight, but she was a loving, affectionate
child whose kindly feeling for the drunken mother who sold
her into nameless infamy was very touching. To behold.

Speaker 1 (43:16):
The midwife eventually certified Lily's virginity. In turn, the procureur
paid the midwife for her services. Steed added a graphic
detail that would put any decent human being into a
blind rage, writing that the procureur purchased a bottle of
chloroform from the midwife, a drug used to dull the
young girl's pain when she was eventually forced to give

(43:37):
her virginity to the purchaser. The midwife also agreed to
patch up young Lily if the sexual encounter left her injured.
Lily was then taken to a brothel. Steed continued, writing, she.

Speaker 2 (43:51):
Was taken upstairs, undressed and put to bed, the woman
who bought her putting her to sleep. She was rather restless,
but under the inflames of chloroform, she soon went over.
Then the woman withdrew all was quiet and still a
few moments later the door opened and the purchaser entered
the bedroom. He closed and locked the door. There was

(44:15):
a brief silence, and then there rose a wild, piteous cry,
not a loud shriek, but a helpless, startling scream, like
the bleat of a frightened lamb, and the child's voice
was heard crying in accents of terror, There's.

Speaker 1 (44:30):
A man in the room. Take me home, Oh, take
me home.

Speaker 2 (44:34):
And then all once more was still.

Speaker 1 (44:37):
Steed closed the story, claiming.

Speaker 2 (44:40):
That was but one case among many, and by no
means the worst.

Speaker 1 (44:45):
W T. Steed personally vouched for the absolute accuracy of
every fact in his story. He openly hoped his story
would help end this white child slavery the same way
Uncle Tom's Cabin helped end American chattel slavery again Doctor
Robosco So he.

Speaker 10 (45:05):
Published a four part series called The Maiden Tribute of
Modern Babylon, and it went the eighteen hundreds version of viral.

Speaker 2 (45:14):
The impact of the article was unprecedented. The newspaper's Northumberland
Street office was rendered impassable by a crowd of men
and women eager to get their hands on a copy
of the sensational article. The series had shocking headlines like
Strapping Girls Down and I Ordered five Virgins. The city
solicitor issued a fine to young men displaying the newspaper

(45:37):
headlines near Saint Paul's Cathedral. When Steed heard of the finds,
he warned that his articles would have consequences for prominent
public men, and even the royal family. Responding to the
outrage over the pornographic nature of the series, shopkeepers removed
Steed's newspapers from their stands. In turn, Christians from the

(45:58):
Salvation Army took over the distribution by hitting the streets
to help sell them directly to the clamoring public. A
government official requested that Steed cease further publishing of the series,
to which Steed responded, not until the Criminal Law Amendment
bill that raised the age of consent was passed into law.
The articles became so hot that Steed's printing presses ran

(46:20):
out of paper. He had to secure roles from his
rival newspaper. The Globe, copies of the articles were being
resold for twenty times the sale price of one penny.
Bootleggers were even making pirated copies of the series to
fulfill the demand.

Speaker 10 (46:44):
It was translated to multiple languages. We saw coverage here
in the United States, you know, they covered it in France,
just around the world. Everybody was talking about this because
Puritanical England had, you know, sex traffic. Children as young
as thirteen that were the virginities sold. W. T.

Speaker 2 (47:02):
Steed's four part expose was an international sensation. People were
astonished that white virgins as young as thirteen years of
age were being sold into sex slavery for a mere
five pounds.

Speaker 10 (47:15):
That really was the introduction of sex trafficking to the world.

Speaker 2 (47:25):
But the only problem was Steed's expose was a fabrication.
His entire Lily story was staged.

Speaker 5 (47:36):
W T.

Speaker 2 (47:37):
Steed claimed he wanted to expose the pimps selling children
into slavery, but in actuality it was him that was
the pimp. By pimping a lie, he hoped that his
series would become the British equivalent of the American novel
Uncle Tom's Cabin, and in one way it did. Just
like Uncle Tom's Cabin, Steed's expose was a work of fiction.

(48:00):
The Christian journalist did a very Unchristian thing. He used
his ink to con the world, and by the time
the whole affair was finished, it would reveal the big
problem with fighting the very real crime of human sex trafficking.

Speaker 1 (48:14):
Coming up on Red Pilled America.

Speaker 11 (48:16):
It turned out that that was all fake. It was
staged by W. T.

Speaker 10 (48:21):
Steed.

Speaker 11 (48:22):
He fabricated it.

Speaker 10 (48:23):
He was the one who actually kidnapped her, who chloroformed her.
It was a full story that spread the sort of
moral panic about child sex trafficking, and it just kept
on proliferating this idea of child sex trafficking.

Speaker 2 (48:36):
You see Jack who told us his first sighting of
child trafficking in the United States was in Nashville.

Speaker 7 (48:40):
And the first time I saw child being traffic that
I knew that child's being trafficked is at the Greyhound
bus station in Nashville.

Speaker 2 (48:48):
Tennessee, but in later interviews it changed locations.

Speaker 7 (48:51):
I don't talk about this often, but I was driving
in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and I saw a scene across the
street at a seven eleven gas station.

Speaker 2 (49:00):
Ballard is a former ICE agent. We acquired official documents
from ICE that show that Ballard isn't telling the truth.

Speaker 6 (49:06):
And so our hope is that that's what this movie
will do, just like maybe a modern day version of
Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Speaker 1 (49:14):
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