Lost Boys: New child-sex-trafficking research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker.
Traffick911.comNot up for driving out to Mansfield (Hi, Mom and Dad!) tonight in Friday-evening traffic to talk about children who are bought and sold into sexual slavery and will probably live an average of seven years before dying as a result of the danger and trauma of the industry? No? Not yo ... More >>
We've written quite a bit about the Dallas Police Department's efforts to treat prostitutes not as criminals, but as victims: In '06, Jesse Hyde profiled the so-called "whore cop" who works truck stops; two years later, he wrote about the Letot Center, where minors on the run from their pimps are of ... More >>
DPD Sgt. Byron Fassett A few hours before Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show to talk health care yesterday, he held a briefing in the Judiciary Committee hearing room to discuss "the human sex trafficking crisis." Among the invited speakers was Dallas Police ... More >>
Brandon ThibodeauxAs we wrote last year, Dallas's Letot Center beds offer sanctuaries to minors fleeing pimps.Speaking of The New York Times ...On this morning's front page is a lengthy piece about the rise in runaways turning to prostitution, and how most law enforcement officials treat these ch ... More >>