Crime

Human Trafficking Victim Reunited With Family (Video)

| by Lauren Briggs

A Utah teenager believed to have been abducted in Las Vegas and forced into sex trafficking was reunited with her family on Feb. 17 (video below).

One month after 17-year-old Sarah Dunsey disappeared from the MGM Grand Hotel In Las Vegas during a vacation with friends, FBI agents found her in Venice, California, and returned her to her family, reports the Daily Mail.

"Feels so amazing to hold this beautiful young lady in our arms again!!" Sarah's stepmother, Terri Dunsey, said in a message to her Facebook friends, according to the Daily Mail. "Thanks again to everyone."

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This young teenage singer was shocked when Keith Urban invited her on stage at his concert. A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true.

Terri also posted a photo on her page showing her, Sarah and Sarah's father, Michael, hugging and smiling. Sarah does not have any visible injuries.

Terri also shared the touching moment that Sarah was reunited with her siblings, who wept and embraced her.

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This young teenage singer was shocked when Keith Urban invited her on stage at his concert. A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true:

"Sibling love," Terri wrote. "It was an emotional reunion last night!"

The family thanked their supporters for helping bring Sarah home; however, they have not yet shared information about the horrifying ordeal she went through.

"Many people are curious about what happened and are anxious to hear more details," said Sarah's mother, Amie. "We will share a little bit more in the coming week. We appreciate your continued support and kindness."

Sarah's Jan. 15 disappearance became national news after her family filmed a heart-wrenching video stating that she is a victim of sex trafficking. They also shared the last text message that they received from her, which said: "If I die tonight, it's a guy named _____." The name has not yet been publicly revealed.

"Our daughter Sarah Dunsey was abducted from Las Vegas, Nevada; she's being held against her will and Sarah is a victim of sex trafficking," Dunsey's mother says in the video posted to YouTube."This is my absolute worst nightmare. We need Sarah home. … I cannot wonder if she's home and if she is safe."

She then addressed Sarah, urging her to "fight," saying that "the world needs" her and that her family is "coming to get" her.

Two men believed to have been with Sarah are now in custody, although officials are unable to confirm more details as they continue to investigate, reports KSTU.

"She was found, but her recovery is still going to be a long time," aunt Kandie Dunsey told the station.

Sources: Daily Mail, KSTU, Help Us Find Sarah Dunsey/YouTube / Photo credit: Prayitno/Flickr, Facebook via Daily Mail, Help Us Find Sarah Dunsey/Facebook

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