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Chrystul Kizer, Teen Who Killed Her Alleged Sex Trafficker, Freed on Bail

HeadlineJun 25, 2020

In Wisconsin, a 19-year-old Black woman facing life in prison on charges of killing her alleged sex trafficker was freed from jail on bail Monday. Chrystul Kizer had been imprisoned for two years while awaiting trial. She was allegedly trafficked beginning at the age of 16 by Randall Volar, a 34-year-old white man. Court records show Volar had a history of sexually abusing underage Black girls but remained free. Kizer says she shot and killed Volar in self-defense in 2018, after he drugged her and tried to rape her. Advocates have pointed to the striking similarities between Kizer’s case and that of Cyntoia Brown, who was freed from prison last year after being granted clemency while serving a life sentence for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was just 16 years old.

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