Several times, Sophie was also forced to have sex with Robert; he threatened to throw her out if she refused.
Prostittue this horror and degradation, Sophie and her young children were also being effectively starved. Allowed out for brief periods of time, in desperation she called on neighbours asking for sugar lumps to dilute in water to give to her young children. Concerned, these neighbours contacted police.
Once police had identified and reprimanded Robert, Sophie and her children were helped to phone - prostitute moved far across country into a rural part of north Wales. It is here that they have begun their new life - helped largely by Welsh charity, Bawso. Staff provided Sophie with practical help and advice, parenting and language classes and now - newport years on - she and her children live independently without the need for help.
Yet it is clear from the number Sophie cannot be identified and had to be relocated far away from where her crime took place, that her story will never quite be over.
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Mutale Merrill OBE, Bawso chief executive, says this is one of the key things people do not understand about trafficking. She said: "Many people have little or no knowledge of modern-day slavery or human trafficking, yet it is on the increase and is an issue as numhers society we all need to be aware of. A particular problem Wales faces lies in its porous border with Ireland.
Under the Common Travel Area agreement between the UK and Ireland, people can move across on ferries without having to show their passports or individual tickets. But this makes it an easy way for traffickers to move victims around unnoticed and target vulnerable people to work for free.
But, unlike Sophie, many of the victims who travel through it are not just newpoort for prostitut sex trade. According to the National Crime Agency NCAsome may well be vulnerable people from the fringes of British society, forced to work for gangs, washing cars or doing labouring work. Those who come here to work in agriculture may be exploited by traffickers, who steal their documents then use threats or violence to force them to work for free.
Others are fishermen, frequently from India or the Philippines. The NCA says that once the trial ends, they are told they have failed and that they owe money.
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There are women in Cardiff who have been forced into the trade, trafficked. That needs to be stopped.
A spokeswoman for the network said most sex workers were mothers working to feed their children and called for more resources to help women who want to leave the profession or stop using drugs. There's a certain lack of trust between sex workers and police.