A Pennsylvania college student who went missing nearly two months ago may be a victim of sex trafficking. Corinna Slusser, 19, was last spotted on September 20, leaving Haven Motel in Queens, New York, according to The New York Post.
The teen had filed a complaint against a 32-year-old man about a month before she vanished. She claimed that man grabbed her neck and pushed her against the wall when told him she wanted $300 that was allegedly stolen from her. That man could be her pimp, authorities said.
Slusser’s family reported her missing on September 12 after she didn’t show up for grandpa’s funeral, the New York Daily News reports. Her last post on her Instagram was on September 10. Family members said Slusser moved to New York City after meeting an alleged pimp in March. Before meeting him, she studied marketing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
“She's so sweet and so naive. She didn't know what she was getting herself into,” a relative told the New York Daily News. “She just needs to know that everybody wants her home. I can’t imagine what she's gone through or what she’s going through. I just want her to have an out.”
The missing teen’s mother, Sabina Tuorto, made a Facebook post begging for her daughter’s safe return, according to the New York Post.
“My daughter was a great student , a cheerleader. She had many friends and lived her life as a normal teenager. I need her home and I cant bare anymore days like this. [...] I fear the worst but I pray for the best and her to return home. Waiting for an Angel to hear my prayer.”
Slusser has blond hair and blue eyes and is 5 foot 6 inches tall. She weighs about 140 pounds and has a large, distinctive black flower tattoo in the middle of her chest.
Anyone with information is urged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS .
[Photo: New York Police Department]
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