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In their own words: How Texas pimps recruit and sell girls for sex

February 24, 2017  |  No Comments  |  Share

Article reposted with permission from The Texas Tribune BY EDGAR WALTERS, NEENA SATIJA AND MORGAN SMITH How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind. When it comes to punishing the sex traffickers who exploit Texas kids, state leaders are unforgiving: Their crimes are "vile," "heinous," "despicable," "unconscionable." Texas Tribune reporters talked to three convicted traffickers to try to understand...

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How hollow rhetoric and a broken child welfare system feed Texas’ sex-trafficking underworld

February 24, 2017  |  No Comments  |  Share

Article reposted with permission from The Texas Tribune BY MORGAN SMITH, NEENA SATIJA AND EDGAR WALTERS When Mia was 16, she walked out of a Houston children's emergency shelter. She had to go, she told the staff. Her pimp was waiting. It was 2013, the day before Thanksgiving. She was almost 200 miles from Corpus Christi, where she grew up. Mia had been raised...

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