Scores of migrant girls quietly vanishing from Indonesia

  • In this Oct. 22, 2018, photo, students walk on dirt road after school in O’of village in West Timor, Indonesia. Children in this impoverished region of Indonesia often must walk long distances to school. Upon graduation, their job opportunities are limited, leaving them with few options beyond a lifetime of subsistence farming in a land punished by drought. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

  • In this Oct. 22, 2018, photo, two boys play a game of marbles in Fatukoko village, West Timor, Indonesia. Children in this impoverished region of Indonesia often must walk long distances to school. Upon graduation, their job opportunities are limited, leaving them with few options beyond a lifetime of subsistence farming in a land punished by drought. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

  • In this Oct. 21, 2018, photo, Sister Laurentina, left, stands next to the tombstone of Adelina Sau in Abi village in West Timor, Indonesia. Adelina died while working as a maid for a Malaysian family. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

  • In this Oct. 21, 2018, photo, Yohanna Banunaek, cries as she talks about her late daughter Adelina Sau, in Abi village in West Timor, Indonesia. Sau had been working as a maid for a Malaysian family when a local lawmaker’s office received a tip from neighbors who suspected she was being abused. An autopsy determined she died of septicemia and cited possible abuse and neglect. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

  • In this Oct. 21, 2018, photo, Yohanna Banunaek, left, is comforted by her daughter Yeti, in Abi village in West Timor, Indonesia, while they grieve the loss of Adelina Sau, Banunaek’s other daughter. Adelina died in February 2018, while working as a maid in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

  • In this Oct. 21, 2018, photo, a framed photo of Adelina Sau hangs on the wall of her family’s home in Abi village in West Timor, Indonesia. Adelina had been working as a maid for a Malaysian family when a local lawmaker’s office received a tip from neighbors who suspected she was being abused. Following her death, an autopsy determined she died of septicemia and cited possible abuse and neglect. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

FATUKOKO, Indonesia — The stranger showed up at the girl’s door one night with a tantalizing job offer: Give up your world, and I will give you a future.

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