Savannah says she was molested at age 2, repeatedly raped at age 3, and prostitution dominated her teen years until she was eventually kidnapped and sex trafficked.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: At your final breaking point?
“I would really love a chance to tell my mom that she was partially responsible for the things that happened to me,” the young woman says. “I have a lot of issues. It comes with the territory of being in foster care, growing up with sexual abuse.”
Savannah was adopted by Andrea and her husband when she was 6 and says her mom “did not know how to raise somebody like me.” She returned to foster care in her teens and says that’s when she got introduced to prostitution and sex trafficking. WATCH: Woman Says Daughter Was Raped, Beaten and Sex Trafficked – Starting At Age 2
“Never did she decide that she would give me the chance to come home,” Savannah says of her mother. “I don’t believe that I would have been exposed to the sex trafficking if my mom would have let me come home.”
Andrea says she never turned away from her daughter and tried everything she knew to help her, but nothing has worked.
Hear more from Savannah in the video above. And on Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil
, see what happens when Andrea tells Savannah something about her father. Check here
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