December 7, 2017
Laurie’s 18-year-old daughter, Ebby Steppach, disappeared in October 2015. She says she’s searched “every corner of this world” to find Ebby, but the teen remains missing.
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Laurie says that during her searches, she learned about the dark world of sex trafficking.
“Less than a month after Ebby had disappeared, I was contacted through an email that said they had my daughter, and she’d been sold for $25,000,” Laurie says. “There’s no words to describe reading an email that’s talking about your daughter being sold. This email exchange went on for days. It’s the worst thing you could ever imagine your child involved in.”
Laurie says that the email was a scam and that she and her husband have been duped multiple times by people claiming to have Ebby and wanting money to be sent.
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