U.S. woman forced into prostitution by lover she met on the Internet in South AfricaBy Mason White 12:24 PM March 31, 2014
By: Sanvi Rizvi
A woman thought she found the perfect man after hooking up with him on the Internet.
The man flew to the United States, to take the 19-year-old woman to South Africa, after promising to marry her.
However, once in South Africa, the man kept her as a sex slave and forced her into prostitution.
The woman, who has been identified as Anna Kreller, is now 26 years old. She told police that 7 years ago she was tricked into coming to South Africa by a man from Cape Town who she met on the Internet.
According to reports, a witness saw a man being aggressive towards Kreller. The man, who identified himself as Leon, rescued the woman from the man.
Leon said that he saw the couple and the man being aggressive towards the woman. “I drove around the block, and when I came back and stopped, the man ran away. I asked the woman if everything was OK,” Loan said.
The woman told him that when she arrived to South Africa, the man took her passport and assaulted her. He then forced into a life of prostitution.
Kreller is being held at the police station as she had entered the country illegally. “She has no papers and therefore she is an illegal immigrant,” officials said.
However, police have not yet decided if she will be charged with a crime. They are still investigating the circumstances of her stay in the country.