The first time I saw my parents in my father’s arms, I was terrified, my mind racing with the idea of what might happen next.
But in the days and weeks after I was born, I started to realize I was a victim of a crime against humanity.
I wasn’t even aware of it at the time, but I was one.
Since then, I’ve learned how to spot a case of sex trafficking.
It was the first time in my life that I was aware of how a case could be turned into a case against me, and it was my first time seeing it through my own eyes.
Now I can tell you what happened to me.
In June 2016, I came to India for a wedding.
My husband and I had flown into the country from New York and were staying at a hotel in Mumbai.
When we arrived, the receptionist told us that I needed to pay Rs 10,000 ($1,600) to my father, who was living in the city.
“It was so much money,” I told her.
The cashier was in her 20s, with a big smile.
She said I had to pay this amount, or else I would lose my money.
We both cried.
After I paid the bill, I walked towards the reception room and noticed that my father was already seated there, alone.
I didn’t want to be there.
Later that evening, he showed up at my house.
He was wearing a suit and tie, and he didn’t look like the normal person I knew.
Even though he had a lot of money, I knew that he was in need.
He was sick, and had pneumonia.
For years, I had tried to convince my parents to give me up for adoption, but they wouldn’t let me.
So I asked my mother if I could get out of this arrangement.
At the time I didn’ realize how deeply I had hurt my father.
There was no way I could ever get out from this arrangement, and I knew this.
So the day I saw him, I decided to give up everything.
And that’s when I fell.
As I was going out for my last walk, I saw a taxi.
I asked the driver what was going on and he told me that he had received a call from a person who claimed to be the father of my child.
On the way back, the taxi driver had a huge smile on his face and said: “You will see him again in the next three days.”
I was devastated.
Within a week, I called the police.
One of the officers told me, “I am going to give you a DNA sample.
If you have any questions about this person, please ask me.
If he doesn’t have any answers, then I will have to report it.”
I was relieved to know that they were serious.
They called my parents back in New York.
Around two weeks later, they called me again.
The woman told me she had a name for my father: “Sachin Kumar.”
It’s been seven months since I’ve seen my father in person.
Two years after that, I got a call at home from my mother.
With the help of a DNA test, I realized that I had a match.
That was the moment I was taken into a world of joy and fear.
Every time I go to the police station, I see my mother cry.
She wants to know how I can help her.
Every time I ask the officer what the DNA test will reveal, he just tells me to wait.
I don’t understand why they are doing this.
Over the past five years, over 2,500 cases of sex exploitation have been reported to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), but in all of them, the perpetrator of the crime has been the father or the brother.
Most of these cases are still going unreported.
The number of reported cases is rising, however, because the police and courts are failing to enforce the laws against sex exploitation.
A study conducted by the National Commission for Women (NCW) found that only 5% of police officers and court officers were aware of the law.
So, while many police officers do know about the law, the courts are not.
According to the report, the police do not know about Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes the “aggravated sexual assault of a child.”
This means that if the accused has sex with a child, he or she can be charged with aggravated sexual assault.
This makes it extremely difficult for the police to prosecute and convict the offenders.
The police also fail to take the victim’s consent into account when they prosecute.
These laws make it virtually impossible for police officers to effectively protect the victims of sex-trafficking crimes. It’s a