ER doctors were sure their newest patient was insane or delusional when she handed them a note reading,
“I have a tracker in me.”
Cryptic? Yes. But bizarre claims were nothing new for Dr. A—an anonymous name to protect his identity—who’d seen all types of crazies walk into his hospital.
And yet, the female patient, whose identity will be kept secret with the pseudonym “Joanne”, appeared entirely lucid and sane.
To top it all off, she did have a small incision on her side
, lending credence to her outlandish claim.
Taking all precautions, Dr. A performed an x-ray, and as the images developed, the entire ER staff was left silent and shocked.
According to Dr. A’s own testimony:
Embedded in the right side of her flank is a small metallic object only a little bit larger than a grain of rice. But it’s there. It’s unequivocally there. She has a tracker in her. And no one was speaking for like five seconds — and in a busy ER that’s saying something.
Dr. A described it as a “small glass capsule” with what appeared to be a “circuit board” inside.
The realization quickly dawned on him, “It’s an RFID chip. It’s used to tag cats and dogs, and someone had tagged her like an animal, like she was somebody’s pet that they owned.”
Indeed, it turns out the woman was treated as someone’s property—sold into the sex slave trade by her boyfriend, she was used for others’ sexual cravings and profit.
The RFID chip was simply a way of tracking her, providing a means of recapture if she ever dared escape.
Although police are usually in charge of investigating and fighting human trafficking, informed doctors can learn some of the telltale signs and identify victims before they’re released from the hospital.
“I can guarantee you that I’ve placed my hands and I’ve examined and I’ve spoken to more trafficking victims than I know I have,” said Wendy Macias, an emergency room doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Indeed, as Dr. Dale Carrison from the University Medical Center in Las Vegas said, the young woman with the RFID chip “was a big wake up call for me personally that ‘uh-oh we’re going to another level now.’ And I need to get the word out to all my colleagues, don’t blow this off.'” For years now, the notion of using RFID chips to track people was written off as an outlandish conspiracy theory.
“There’s so many sci-fi movies where they stick a device in somebody,” said Dr. Carrison, “Well guess what? It’s real. It happened.”
2017 has been an interesting year for child sex trafficking and pedophiles.
Back in January, over 400 criminals involved in human trafficking were arrested in California.
In February, President Trump held a press conference on his Administration’s commitment to tackle the “human trafficking epidemic”.
Additionally, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney suggested in a tweet that the prosecution of child sex traffickers would necessarily be the downfall of the Republican and Democrat parties: