Marianna's story

Category: Stories Published on 08 January 2014

Marianna was born in a small village in a southern part of Moldova. She has two brothers and one sister. Her mother left them, when they were small kids and moved to live in a city. Marianna’s grandmother raised her, and the relations between them were good, until Marianna became a teenager. Marianna’s sister went to Italy, because she couldn’t find a job in Moldova.

When she was 12, she got her first relations with boys. When she was 13, she met a man, who was very gentle with her, and he suggested to Marianna to live together. She agreed, but few months later she realized that he is married and he has a child. She decided to stop their relations, but one day she visited his town. He suggested to spend last day together in a sauna. She agreed. When they got to a sauna, she realized that there were few adult men, and they said that her boyfriend sold her. They began to beat her, after that they raped her one by one, they took pictures and film that on their camera. Her boyfriend appeared right after that, and he said that he will upload clip and pictures on the internet, and she will be disgraced.

 

She was scared very much. Every week he called her and forced her to be with different men, and every time she was beaten. Marianna knew that he sold her, but he never gave her money, and she walked many times from his town to her village. She didn’t talk about that with other people. But her personality was changed, there were a lot of conflicts now in her home. One day she met an old friend, who worked in police, and she shared with him about her situation.

He found a way, how he can catch this pimp. He called him and asked for a girl for a night. Marianna’s pimp agreed, and he brought Marianna to the same sauna. He was arrested at that place, and Marianna was send to International Organization for Migration, crisis shelter for a month, and after that she was send to Beginning of Life center.

When Marianna’s sister realized about that, she blamed Marianna, but some time later, she understood that Marianna is a real victim, and she promised that if Marianna will normalize her life, she will come from Italy, and she will buy an apartment for her, and she will help her in other areas of her life.

Marianna stays at our center now, she is in the process of rehabilitation, she is 17, but she finished only 7 grades in a public school. She wants to be a hairdresser, and she is a student at a vocational school now.

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