StolenYouth in the News
Epstein case underscores the vulnerability of exploited girls
By Pamela Norick, President StolenYouth
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…
And on King 5 News:
The Epstein case has brought attention to the horrors of child sex trafficking, and Seattle-based organization StolenYouth is dedicated to ending it in Washington State.
SEATTLE — Billionaire financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges as the newest investigation delves into allegations dating back years and involving victims as young as 14. The reality is that child sex trafficking is happening right here in Washington…