‘Stolen From The Suburbs:’ Lifetime Movie Similar To Pensacola, Florida Human Trafficking Story

Stolen From The Suburbs is an impressive new Lifetime Movie Network film that is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats tonight. The gritty new film first aired in 2015 and tells the story of a suburban mother who fights to get her daughter back after she is abducted by human traffickers. Stolen From The Suburbs is also known as Stolen From Suburbia and Against Her Will.

Stolen From The Suburbs is a MarVista Entertainment presentation. It is directed and written by Alex Wright, starring Sydney Sweeney as Emma, Cynthia Watros as Katherine Hudson, Neill Barry as Detective Richmond, Victoria Bruno as Piper, Travis Caldwell as Johnny, Olivia d’Abo as Milena, Ray Galletti as Karl Dunster, Tetona Jackson as Courtney, Rick McCallum as Ivan, Brooke Nevin as Anna, Sabrina Perez as Detective Cordoba, Nick Roux as Adam, Ryan Salazar as Dan, and Brad Lee Wind as Mike, as listed at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).

Stolen From The Suburbs Movie Synopsis

LMN’s Stolen From The Suburbs follows Katherine Hudson, a single mother who wants nothing but the best for her daughter. One of the ways that she ensures that her daughter, Emma, has a bright future is by moving her family from a seedy neighborhood to the suburbs, where she’ll be safe.

Their safety is threatened after Emma sneaks out of the house one night and is drugged and kidnapped by a boy she thought she knew. The next morning, Katherine Hudson is beside herself with fear, as she tries to figure out what may have happened to Emma. The police are not much help in the beginning, since they believe that Emma is probably the typical teen runaway. But, Katherine knows her daughter and believes that she is in real danger.


Through her meeting with a woman who knows about the underground network, Katherine learns that her daughter was most likely abducted by human traffickers who want to sell her online to the highest bidder. With little help from the police, Katherine knows that she has to find Emma on her own.

She is in a race against time, as she tries to infiltrate the dangerous world of human trafficking, in order to bring her daughter back home. Can this tenacious single mother stay alive long enough to find Emma? Or will Emma be forever lost after she is finally sold?

A True Story About Human Trafficking

The subject of human trafficking is a serious and timely subject. Here in America, our teens go missing every day and are sold to high-paying customers who are looking or young girls. Lifetime’s Stolen From The Suburbs sounds like it could be ripped from the MSNBC documentary that premiered a few years back called Sex Slaves In The Suburbs.


In that documentary, several girls told their stories of escape from real-life human traffickers. One of the stories includes the case of 18-year-old Shauna Newell, who stated that she was abducted at the age of 16 after going to a spend-the-night visit with one of her friends from school. Her mother, who lived in the suburbs of Pensacola, Florida, reluctantly gave her permission but had no idea that her daughter would later be drugged, beaten, and then sexually assaulted. The intention was to force her into a life of prostitution. Newell’s mother was alerted when Shauna was able to call her on the cell phone briefly. Her mother, Lisa Brant, described what happened next, according to MSNBC.

“My cell phone rang. And all I heard was, ‘Mommy, help me.’ And the phone went dead. And I freaked!”

Shauna Newell continued.

“Her dad took us to this house and said he’d be right back and he left us there. And I asked for some water because I was thirsty. And I drank the water and I blacked out.”

Lucky for Shauna, she was rescued after a family member spotted her in the back seat of a car.

Another story of abduction is the case of 15-year-old Debbie, who was snatched from the driveway of her home in suburban Phoenix by two men. The kidnapping occurred after Debbie received a call from a friend who asked to stop by for a visit. Debbie was later rescued, ABC News reported.

Stolen From The Suburbs airs on the Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) tonight at 7 p.m. central.

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