Read this powerful, lucid article by Joe Payne on the present tragic lives of young teens caught in prostitution and human trafficking...
But, even more importantly, about caring humans
who are helping them escape to new life:
OUT OF THE SHADOWS:
As human trafficking becomes more visible on the Central Coast, authorities are collaborating
in an unprecedented way to prosecute abusers, help victims, and end the cycle.
By Joe Payne
Photo by Jayson Mellom
Illustration by Alex Zuniga
May 18, 2016, marked a grim milestone in Santa Barbara County, as a Santa Maria jury found Humberto Carranza and Cameron Jones guilty of several counts of trafficking of a minor for sex....
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