An Army hero has revealed her past as a child prostitute who was raped hundreds of times after being pimped out by a man she met at her local mall.
Amber Causey, from Chicago, Illinois, was just 16 when she was trafficked by a stranger who flirtatiously dropped a note with his number at her feet.
She regarded him as her boyfriend, who lavished her with food, new clothes and a phone, but after a few weeks he took her to his apartment and ordered her to walk the streets selling sex and threatened to beat her if she rebelled.
She was forced to live on the streets and sleep with as many as ten men a day, and had been sleeping in crack houses and riding buses just to stay warm.
Now 29, she is a US Army veteran with two children and two master’s degrees, having served with the 2nd Battalion of the 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment in Iraq.