Danguolė Rasalaitė, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Danguolė Rasalaitė

Lithuanian victim of human trafficking

Date of Birth: 19-May-1983

Place of Birth: Telšiai, Telšiai County, Lithuania

Date of Death: 10-Jan-2000

Profession: prostitute

Nationality: Lithuania

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Danguolė Rasalaitė

  • Danguole Rasalaite (19 May 1983 – 10 January 2000) was a Lithuanian girl who was sold as a sex-slave in Sweden in late 1999.
  • Her mother had abandoned her when she was 14 years old and left for the USA.
  • When 15-16 years old, she was sent from Lithuania by an older man who pretended to be her boyfriend.
  • He promised her a job as a berry picker in Sweden and gave her a fake passport.
  • By the time she got to Sweden a man welcomed her and locked her in an apartment in Malmö.
  • He said she had to pay him 20000 kronos for her passport and the transportation from Lithuania to Sweden.
  • She soon understood she would be working as a prostitute.
  • She worked as a forced prostitute for 2 weeks before she escaped the apartment she was locked in.
  • On 7 January 2000, she committed suicide by jumping off a bridge in Malmö after escaping from the apartment and getting raped by a group of people who pretended they would help her.
  • She died 3 days later at a hospital.
  • Her case stirred much debate on human trafficking. The 2002 film Lilya 4-ever is loosely based on her life.

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