Target: Scott M. Perrilloux, District Attorney, 21st Judicial District, Louisiana
Goal: Punish group accused of forcing an autistic woman into captivity and sexual slavery to the fullest extent of the law.
Police recently rescued a 22-year-old autistic woman who was reportedly held captive and forced into prostitution for nearly a year. She was found outdoors in a wire cage that was covered with tree branches and a tarp. Her cage had only a small, filthy mattress, a bucket to use as a toilet, and another bucket full of water. The woman, who was found malnourished and living in squalor, reported being forced by her captors to perform sex acts on strangers.
The gruesome scene was discovered after complaints from neighbors prompted local authorities to obtain a warrant to search a private residence. When they found the woman, she was severely emaciated and covered in bug bites. It was later discovered that she lost 60 pounds during her almost year-long ordeal. According to police, her captors were a group of people, some of whom she is related to. They reportedly had plans to transport her to a different location, where she would be forced to perform sex acts on a group of people.
So far, five people have been apprehended in relation to this shocking crime, all charged with human trafficking and cruelty to the infirm. The investigation is ongoing and more charges may still be laid before the case is sent to the prosecutor. Sign the petition below to ask the prosecutor to seek the maximum possible penalties for anyone found guilty of this disgusting crime.
Dear Mr. Perrilloux,
An autistic woman was recently rescued from a wire cage where she was kept captive for nearly a year. The outdoor cage had only a small bed, a bucket of water, and a bucket to be used as a toilet. It was covered with plywood, tree branches, and a tarp, but otherwise offered little protection from the elements.
The woman was covered in insect bites and was malnourished. She reported being forced to perform sex acts for the profit of her captors, and said that they planned to transport her off-site to prostitute her in an orgy. The people responsible for this appalling crime viciously abused this woman, and must be punished accordingly. We, the undersigned, ask you to seek the harshest possible punishment under the law for anyone found guilty of this crime.
[Your Name Here]
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