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Child Prostitution in Nevada
Child Prostitution in Nevada

AIR DATE: November 17, 2010

The FBI arrested nearly 900 people in a nationwide crackdown on sexual exploitation of children. Of those, 51 adults were from Vegas. What is the state of child prostitution in Las Vegas? Since 2003, over 1000 children have been rescued from prostitution here. How do they get into the trade? How do they get out? And how have things fared since the FBI launched the Innocence Lost National Initiative in 2003? We take an in-depth look at the exploitation of children in Sin City.

Laura Agustin, author, Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry
Dr. Shera Bradley, psychologist; Co-Chair, Sexually Exploited Youth Coalition
Susan Roske, Public Defender
Johannah Westmacott, Coordinator for Trafficked Minors, SafeHorizons Streetworks project

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What's missing from your conversation are the consensually working adults who are being arrested in these FBI stings operations and how much many is being spent on this effort. If they have rescued 1200 children since 2003, each rescued child costs more than $20 000 and they and their parents would be better off just getting the cash instead of criminalizing a whole group of people, yes it would.
Maxine DooganNov 16, 2010 13:07:41 PM
Wonderful Maxine. Then we are as guilty as the pedophiles giving money for the flesh of children.
MartinNov 16, 2010 15:21:52 PM
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