Laura — not her real name — met a man on State Street, blocks from the state Capitol, who took her to Albuquerque, N.M., where he used violence and intimidation to coerce her to sell sex. This is an excerpt of an interview with her at Project RESPECT, a Madison nonprofit.

To read the main story, "Human trafficking in the heartland," go to wisconsinwatch.org.

Credit: Julie Strupp, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.

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