God Saved Me Out of Slavery (Ilonka Deaton)

November 12, 2014

At 12 years old my life got a price tag attached to it,’ Deaton shares. ‘I won a singing competition, like ‘American Idol’ but a smaller version…and a year into my first contract, my music manager raped me and then kept me for 5 years.’ Though Deaton came out alive, her recovery process was far from easy. She now praises Jesus for helping her overcome the abuse and advocates against the trafficking problem.