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Slaves of the Sex Trade

Slaves of the Sex Trade

Women and children are sold for sex every day online and in the streets of Fresno. Getting them out can be difficult, but some are trying.

She was a hospital worker. He sold her for sex before, during and after her shifts

November 02, 2017 07:30 AM

UPDATED November 16, 2017 07:27 AM

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