This is the true story of the world of human trafficking in Canada. For years many people refused to believe that human trafficking was happening here in innocent, safe Canada to our very own Canadian girls. But they were wrong! It is estimated that between 12 and 27 million people are currently caught in human trafficking globally, and Canadian stats show that thousands are exploited for their labour or sexual services right across our own country.
To begin combating the monstrosities represented by these numbers, it is essential that we recognize that trafficking is an industry and the sex trade is a business, and we must be aware of how it operates and how to defeat it.
This story chronicles the perspective of trafficking’s victims, the methods used for recruiting girls, the men who use them, the men who knowingly and sometimes unknowingly fuel the industry and the brave politicians and organizations who are in a constant fight to stop the industry and keep our nation strong and free from it.
The story revolves around Abby Summers, a high school student from Markham, Ontario, with a special love for soccer and normal dreams of a great future. She receives a message on social media from a new guy in school named Jake. The two form a friendship online. Abby begins to date Jake and falls for him quickly, even imagining a future together with him. As happens to many girls just like her, her hope suffers a bad turn when he convinces her to sell herself to men for one night. One night turns into many, with Jake convincing her to take a trip with him across Canada to make a lot of money for their future life together. When Abby finally wants out, she discovers she is trapped. That is the story of most of the girls caught in this trap in Canada.
Meanwhile, an Ottawa member of Parliament, Joy Smith, struggles to build support for a human trafficking bill to ensure that minimum sentences are given to anyone convicted of luring girls into sex slavery. It’s an uphill battle because many do not believe human trafficking is happening to Canadian girls. Joy struggles to get her bill passed while working together with police and Abby's mother to rescue her from the underground prison of human trafficking.