Epstein case underscores the vulnerability of exploited girls

  • Epstein case underscores the vulnerability of exploited girls

    Epstein case underscores the vulnerability of exploited girls

    By Pamela Norick, President StolenYouth


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    The dramatic arrest and indictment of wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein for allegedly trafficking dozens of underage girls, as young as 14, underscores the fundamental truth that there is no such thing as a “child prostitute.” And the Epstein case does something else. It exposes the “pipeline of vulnerability” that spans our nation, entrapping youth in sex trafficking, due to circumstances beyond their control: homelessness, weak foster care systems, domestic violence, discrimination based on race and sexual orientation, and other societal problems…
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