Statement on the release of Sara Kruzan

After 18 years of imprisonment, today Sara Kruzan is finally a free woman. Freedom is something she’s never experienced before. Sara was forced into prostitution by a sex trafficker when she was only 11 years old. For years, she was abused, exploited, and sold on the streets for money.

Sex trafficking is a disgusting crime happening right here in our state and nation. In the past, young girls arrested for prostitution were judged by society as criminals. Through education, survivor and prevention programs, and legislation, we continue to work to reverse this injustice. Sara’s release is a giant leap towards justice for all the true victims of this horrific crime.

It is time we put the true criminals behind bars and show that we will not let the exploitation of young, innocent girls continue in our own streets and neighborhoods.