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23 June 2010 @ 11:18 am
That MetaFilter Russian thing  
I'm mostly posting this for myself since I'm at work and need a reminder to read through it all myself at home.

A month or so back, there was a posting on MetaFilter from a user who had two friends from Russia come to the US on some sort of work visa. The entire situation made him believe the two girls had been pulled into a human trafficking attempt and asked MetaFilter for help in making sure the girls were safe.

The original post: Ask MetaFilter: Help me help my friend in DC.
A commentary thread that ran parallel: MetaTalk: The kindness of strangers

In the end, the girls ended up safe in NYC, after which all directly involved parties laid low. An intermediate thread was created by someone not directly involved, which was quickly closed: MetaTalk: Please, let's just donate to the Give That Girl a Massage Fund

A couple of weeks ago, a final update was posted, noting the girls have been returned to Russia: MetaTalk: Update on K & S
Sashaynyng on June 29th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks for that. It's sad that the girls didn't believe him at first though and kept repeatedly trying to meet the man. Good that it all turned out well in the end though. ^.^