Mother Reveals How She Had To Buy Her Missing 13-Year-Old Daughter After Finding her Being Advertised For S3x On A Website
A mother described the chilling moment she found an online advertisement offering s3x with her 13-year-old daughter on a classifieds website. Kubiiki Pride, from Atlanta, Georgia, found her daughter, identified as MA, on the escorts section of Backpage.com nine months after she disappeared. The girl, whose story was told in the documentary I Am Jane Doe, sneaked out of the house one night to go to an end-of-school party, but ended up being taken by a female trafficker, thinking the woman was going to help bring her home. The documentary was released earlier this year and is available on Netflix.
After 270 days, Pride started looking online and said she was scrolling through Backpage.com when she came across her daughter's ad. 'It was the third link from the top. It had stars and hearts, and it said young and new,' she explained.
Something about the stars and hearts caught her attention, she said, and she clicked it to find explicit photos of her daughter. The photos showed her daughter wearing only underwear and posing provocatively. 'I called and asked to purchase the services myself,' she said. When her daughter was returned to her, she said she was addicted to drugs and had been horribly abused. 'My daughter was stabbed and burned, her head shaved, and she was beaten,' she said.
She ran away two more times, both times being returned to her mother. 'I said why are you running away?' Pride said in the documentary while choking back tears. 'And she said, "Well mom I have to go and get these pills."' The woman who trafficked MA was caught and sentenced to five years in prison in 2010, but the advertisement featuring explicit photos of the teen remained online.
But that wasn't enough. 'Once I told her about all the pain and suffering I went through and that I wanted revenge, she also did,' MA said in the documentary. In 2011 Pride sued Backpage.com - arguing the website facilitated child sex trafficking - but her case was dismissed .