Beneath the visible tip of the iceberg of prostitution and exploitation lies an extreme form of sex slavery involving children and women, the scale of which is huge and beyond comprehension.
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In Germany, a number of groups and networks exist that traffic and abuse children and infants. Forced prostitution, child pornography and ritual abuse are all closely interlinked. Organised ritual abuse (ORA) reveals a global market of modern slavery. 21st century slaves that are commanded and controlled against their will, yet are unaware that they are being subjected to slavery/manipulation in their daily lives.
We want to provide insight into these parallel worlds to highlight and explain the topic of organised ritual abuse in more detail using our example, Ms P.
From the outside, Ms P. appeared to have had a happy childhood in a completely normal family who were highly respected in their local area. She was always a good student and stood out for her athletic success. During puberty, she developed an eating disorder and depression, which she put down to high pressure to succeed. However, she was able to hide her symptoms well. From the outside, she looked like a normal, happy teenager. Neither Ms P. nor anyone else would have thought that she was a victim of organised ritual abuse and had been exploited and sold as a slave since childhood.
She left home to start her degree. She had been looking forward to this moment for a long time. During her first semester, however, she began battling with numerous mental and psychosomatic issues to the point that her family doctor recommended therapy.