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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.

Police: ‘Every 16-year-old girl in Fresno’ has been targeted by sex trade recruiters

November 09, 2017 07:45 AM

UPDATED November 16, 2017 07:49 AM

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