Young Girls: Extreme Sexual Exploitation: Logan

A Horrific Childhood
“When I was 3 years old, my dad started using me to pay for his drugs,” says Logan, 19. “There were five or six men who were my dad’s regular drug dealers who he would regularly give me to because they would accept me as payment. Certain amounts of time equaled certain amounts of drugs.”

Her father would abuse her as well.  “Usually, I would be tied down to the bed, or the floor or the wall because I would flail, and I would scream. He would tie me with duct tape or rope. Usually, I would just be left there, tied up for a couple of hours. When he would walk out of the room, he would cover me up with a blanket. My dad would tell me that this is how princesses become queens. I had never felt so much pain as a 3- or 4-year-old girl.

“My dad would give me heroin. He thought it was so funny to watch this little girl walk around, fall all over herself. When I was 4 years old, my dad shot me up with heroin, and I overdosed. Drugs were a lot of what helped keep me quiet.

[AD]“One time, my dad sold me to his drug dealer for a month-and-a-half for a kilo of cocaine. They would cut out faces in magazines and cut holes in the mouth and tape it to my face. There was usually at least one woman in the room — somebody’s girlfriend — who would just sit there and, like, laugh. It wasn’t just rape; it was torture.

“When I was 4, I thought that it was normal. I thought that other people’s dads did that too. I realized that it wasn’t normal at about 5. After that, it became my dark secret. It went on from the time that I was 3 until the time I was about 11. I feel like he took something away from me that I’ll never be able to get back.”
Logan tells Dr. Phil that when she was handed over to a drug dealer for a month-and-a-half, she was kept naked, made to clean the house and was forced to give oral sex or have intercourse with people who came over. No one ever seemed concerned. “Even women who were dating these men,” she says. “I don’t understand how somebody never came into that house and said, ‘What are you doing? A 5-year-old little girl — how could you victimize her in the way that you have?’”

Logan details the horrific abuse that she endured.

When Logan was 11, she stopped going to her father’s house, and the abuse ended. At one point, Logan says she didn’t see her father for five years until she got a call that said he was on his deathbed.

Logan recounts seeing her father for the last time. What did she say to him?

[AD]Logan says that she cannot have children because of the abuse she endured, and she’ll never be able to forget what happened. “I remember the first time like it was yesterday,” she says. “I still have the nightmares. Those mens’ faces don’t ever leave my mind … I don’t know what to do with these faces that I see every day and these memories that I have. I have nightmares almost every night. And regularly, it’s my father more than the other men.”In a previous interview, Logan says, “I usually have nightmares about four or five times a week. My nightmares are vivid memories. So many faces. I see it happening again, and again and again. It seriously sometimes feels like I’m there. My entire life, I’ve used drugs to numb the pain, pretend like it didn’t happen. I’m scared that I’m going to keep going on this path that I’m on right now and wind up dead.”

Dr. Phil has words of comfort for Logan.

Dr. Phil offers Logan professional support and treatment to help her heal mentally, emotionally and physically, and to help her stop abusing drugs. “Reinforcements have arrived,” he tells her.

Logan accepts the offer.

Dr. Phil introduces Mark Elam from Oklahomans Against Trafficking of Humans (OATH).

[AD]Mark says that sadly, the trafficking of humans in the U.S. for commercial abuse is becoming more common. “There are seven categories of human trafficking that the State Departments identify, and this is the number seven,” he says. “It’s called intimate partner trafficking. It’s where the family member is the trafficker; not a kidnapper, not some ‘stranger danger,’ not a Romeo pimp — actually a family member marketing and selling you to others for profit, for drugs, trading you. It’s very sad.”