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Cyntoia Brown-Long was just a 16-year-old victim of sex trafficking when she was sentenced to life in prison. She wasn’t eligible for parole until she was 69, so she credits her freedom to the man upstairs.

Brown-Long, 31, made her first public appearance in New York to promote her memoir, Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System. The event was originally set to take place at John Jay College, but due to popular demand it was moved to The Riverside Church. Read more by clicking here: The Source