Sabrina Lopez, like many young teens in Holyoke, Massachusetts, hung out at the namesake mall. It was 2003.
She always noticed a large group of kids near an arcade and, as an insecure 13-year-old, wanted to be part of it. One boy in particular caught her attention, so when two girls in his group approached her and asked if she liked him, she said yes.
“And they were like, ‘Would you like me to put you on?’” Lopez recalled to The Epoch Times.
“And I said yes, because I thought that they were playing Cupid. I didn’t know that I just signed myself up to be exploited.”