How she survived human trafficking that started at age 15

Watch Karen Drew's Special Report Thursday at 5:45 p.m. on Local 4 News and streaming on Local 4+.

Leslie King had a violent past.

Leslie: “My record is so thick you couldn’t add nothing else to it.”

But Local 4′s Karen Drew reveals why Leslie’s story isn’t that simple.

Leslie: “They were violent crimes...why were they violent? What happened?”

It was the question nobody cared to ask until Gov. Whitmer’s pardon changed her future.

Leslie: “You do whatever you need to do so you don’t get beat.”

Leslie says she understands her purpose now. See how she’s fighting to save others.

“Trafficked, Convicted, Pardoned.” Karen Drew’s Special Report Thursday at 5:45 p.m. on Local 4 News and streaming on Local 4+.