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Study: 469 Portland Child Sex Exploitation Victims

The Portland metro area has long been pointed to as a hub for child sex trafficking, but the evidence was anecdotal and proof was elusive. On Monday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office presented data on commercial sex exploitation of children, counting 469 Portland victims between 2009 and 2013.

CBS Seattle–08/05/2013

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Escort Site Sues State Over Law Verifying Ages Of People In Sex-Related Ads

The website Backpage.com sued the state of Washington on Monday, saying a new law that would require classified advertising companies to verify the ages of people in sex-related advertisements is invalid, even if it has a laudable goal.

06/05/2012

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