Issue Forum: Sex Trafficking In Portland

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City Club of Portland says
Two leading experts on sex trafficking in Portland will describe what is being done to combat this serious issue: Multnomah County Senior District Attorney JR Ujifusa and Portland Police Bureau Sergeant Charles Lovell. 469 child sex trafficking victims were identified between 2009 and 2013. The average age of victims was 15. The youngest was 8. Portland has more strip clubs per capita than any U.S. city, according to Willamette Week. "Strip clubs serve as fertile ground for the problem to fester," said Sgt. Charles Lovell. Ujifusa has successfully prosecuted pimps, including a life sentence.
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By: City Club of Portland

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