A British woman has revealed that she was sold to a sex trafficker after going on holiday to Greece as a teen.
Megan Stephens (not her actual name), 25, went on a getaway with her mum when she was just 14-years-old.
The teen thought she had fallen for an Albanian guy called Jak, but he was actually grooming her to sell to a sex trafficker.
After Jak sold her to a trafficker called Leon, Megan was ordered to work in brothels and on the streets.
She recalls how she was once forced to have sex with 110 men in 22 hours.
Megan escaped in 2009 when she was hospitalised and sectioned after a suicide attempt.
She’s now settled in the UK with her partner and a baby on the way.
In a memoir of her harrowing experience, Bought & Sold, the survivor says she lives in fear of the trafficking ring discovering where she lives and trying to hurt her or her family.
Like many victims, Megan blames herself, she told MailOnline: ‘I used to put myself down about how stupid I’d been. If I could go back and tell myself what to do, I’d say to myself to get up and run and do something more to stop what was happening.’
‘When I look back on that time I feel angry with myself and incredibly sad. When you truly believe that you’re nothing, you don’t even consider the possibility that you have a choice about anything.’
Megan also explained that due to her parents splitting up in her childhood, she was ‘desperate to be loved’, which could have made her an easy target for Jak.
Megan managed to persuade her mum, who’d fallen for a local bar tender, to allow her to prolong her stay.
Within days Jak started playing on Megan’s conscious with a story about his mum having cancer.
He persuaded Megan to take a job in a topless bar, despite only being 14, and convinced her she was a hero for saving his mum’s life.
Two weeks after her mum left, Megan moved into an Athens flat with Jak. He took her into a local burger bar to meet a man called Leon. They exchanged money and spoke in Greek, she thought nothing of it at the time.
She later realised Leon had bought her to force her into sex work.