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Somebody's daughter : the hidden story of America's prostituted children and the battle to save them

Author: Julian Sher
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most people believe sex trafficking in the United States involves young women from foreign lands, but the vast majority of teens caught in the sex trade are American girls -- the runaways and throwaways few people care about. Hundreds of thousands of prostituted children walk the Las Vegas Strip, the casinos of Atlantic City, the truck stops on interstates, and the street corners of our cities. The author takes the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Sher
ISBN: 9781569765654 1569765650
OCLC Number: 617445790
Description: vii, 341 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Innocence lost. The girl from Jersey --
High-risk victims --
Maria's dilemma --
The wealth of knowledge --
Confronting the pimps. Taking on pimp culture --
"He was untouchable" --
Takedown --
"She's not your ho anymore" --
"Like attacking the mafia" --
In the dead of the night --
"Judge people by courage" --
"Girls are not for sale." Courtroom 18 --
No safe haven --
Unequal laws --
Finding their own voice --
Making the invisible visible --
Epilogue: "Caught in between two worlds."
Responsibility: Julian Sher.

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Most people believe sex trafficking in the United States involves young women from foreign lands, but the vast majority of teens caught in the sex trade are American girls -- the runaways and throwaways few people care about. Hundreds of thousands of prostituted children walk the Las Vegas Strip, the casinos of Atlantic City, the truck stops on interstates, and the street corners of our cities. The author takes the reader behind the scenes to expose one of the most underreported crimes: the trafficking of American girls on American streets. He meets the teenagers who are fighting to survive, a new breed of cops who are trying to rescue them, and the activists battling to protect our country's most forsaken children. A girl from New Jersey is arrested in Las Vegas and, at great risk to her own life, helps a special FBI squad bring down a million-dollar pimping empire. An abused teenager in Texas has the courage to take the stand in a grueling trial that sends her pimp away for seventy-five years. Survivors of the sex trade in New York, Phoenix, and Minneapolis set up shelters and rescue centers that offer young girls a chance to break free from the streets.

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