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After a desperate and impoverished childhood Engela, as a rebellious teenager, becomes mixed up with Satanism, alcohol and drugs. She eventually flees to Bloemfontein because the leader of the Satanic Group 13 wants to kill her. Her path crosses with Pieter, a friend of her brother's, who turns her over to the owner of a brothel to clear his debt. There she is kept as a sex slave. Her only wish is to escape, but how? Every night the clubs doors are shuttered. Her final shot at freedom is the young student Jacques who works in the clubs reception area. But then he disappears from the scene following a mysterious accident in the Drakensberg In the second part of the book Elanie shares her experiences from a Christian perspective -- her life as a sex slave, how she learned to cope with despair, loneliness, pain and humiliation. She reaches out to victims of sex trafficking, exploring the power of forgiveness and acceptance, and also offers essential practical advice for parents and children. From Playground to Prostitute is a gripping thriller based on Elanie Krugers life story. 'Unfortunately many teenagers these days find themselves in the same circumstances I was trapped in. Parents exist in a cocoon of denial as far as the reality is concerned and think these things always happen elsewhere. When a child disappears they always say to me: "If only I knew". Do YOU know enough to keep your child out of the clutches of human trafficking?'
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Jaco Hough-Coetzee is a senior journalist at Huisgenoot and YOU. Elanie Kruger was born in Brits in 1977. After many years as member of a dysfunctional family she was held captive as a sex slave for eight months. For some years following her escape and rehabilitation she worked in the corporate sector. She now spends her time giving talks all across South Africa in order to warn people about human trafficking, and to help parents and their children. She has one daughter, and lives in Johannesburg.

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