By Katherine Johnson
Capital News Service
RICHMOND – “Some of that is a little bit unclear,” Elisabeth Corey said as she started to recount the events of her childhood. “A lot of times when there’s intense chronic trauma, it can be difficult to remember all of the details. Memories become very fuzzy.”
Corey has repressed memories of abuse she suffered at the hands of family members while growing up in Northern Virginia. She’s a survivor of family-controlled sex trafficking and endured sexual abuse from male family members.
“We were pretending to be this nice, cohesive family, and then on the side, my father would sell me,” Corey said.
Because she has repressed memories, she’s not sure at what age she was first sold. But Corey believes it happened between ages 8 and 10. Continue reading