The mystery of a small-town former cheerleader who became a victim of a prostitution ring in New York City.
When an older guy offered Corinna Slusser, 18, a new life in New York City, the former cheerleader left her small hamlet on the Susquehanna River’s banks and assured her mother not to worry.
However, upon her arrival in New York City, the youngster was quickly recruited into a Bronx sex-trafficking organization.
Her photographs were plastered throughout the Internet in adverts for paid sex, and her body was sold in sleazy hotel rooms by a known pimp convicted of assaulting and stealing from his workers.
Nonetheless, the atrocities faced by Slusser at the hands of the pimp and a convicted sex trafficker pale in comparison to what her mother and victim advocates suspect occurred next.
Slusser vanished without a trace from a Queens hotel where rooms are rented by the hour less than two months after she arrived in Gotham in 2017 — and her distraught mother, Sabina Tuorto, claims she is still no closer to locating her kid.
“My greatest worry is that I will never receive closure, that I will never learn what happened to her,” Tuorto said in a heartbreaking recent interview with The Post.
At one point, the mother was able to confront her daughter’s sex trafficker in an emotional courtroom confrontation, but was still left with unanswered questions.
“Is she living or is she dead?” Who was the final person he passed her off to?” a sobbing Tuorto asked before trafficker Ishi Woney’s 2019 sentence.