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The Trute Story of a Child Called Cyntoia: Was Justice Served?
Ellenette Brown, who is black, had no clue 16-year-old Georgina Mitchell, who is white, was pregnant. How could you tell? In 1987, all the kids were wearing baggy football jerseys. Georgina's was certainly roomy enough to hide a swelling belly. But there were a lot of things Ellenette probably didn't know about the young woman who befriended her son, John Harleston. Georgina had come to Clarksville to live with her sister. Her mother warned her she could come back home to Georgia on one condition: without the black baby growing in her belly. Georgina never went home. Instead, she began hanging around Ellenette's house, a gathering spot for neighborhood teens. Ellenette, a trim woman with finely boned hands, was a substitute teacher at a nearby elementary school. Kids like Georgina were drawn to her. They could talk to her about things they could never broach with their own parents. But Georgina didn't tell Ellenette about the baby she carried, or the fifths of liquor she drained most nights. Nor did she mention the money she made charging for sex, or her family's history of suicides and mental illness. On Jan. 29, 1988, Ellenette received a call from John. Georgina, he said, was in the hospital. Was she injured? Ellenette wondered. Her worry shifted to disbelief when he told her the girl was a new mother. By the time Ellenette and John visited Georgina in her room, she'd named her baby daughter Cyntoia. There was no father present. He could have been one of several men, including John Harleston, Cyntoia says, but Georgina could never be certain. Mother and daughter vanished shortly thereafter. When Georgina showed up six months later on Ellenette's doorstep, with Cyntoia in her arms, it was to ask Ellenette to look after her baby for a while. Ellenette had no idea where they'd been, but she found Cyntoia such a sweet child that she didn't mind. The days stretched into weeks, the weeks into months. Ellenette grew to love the baby girl, to treat her like a daughter
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In the Media: First human trafficking case in Fiji

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These young women were being abused! ... Who were the people that these young women were being trafficked to? ... If they are being sentenced, they should receive life in prison with no chance of coming out EVER!
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Portland pimp sentenced to life in prison - KPTV.com

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A notorious local pimp was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Tuesday, making it the longest sex trafficking sentence in the United States in the last six years.
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Trials postponed in death of Fayetteville girl - WRAL.com

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He could be sentenced to death if convicted. Davis, 28, is charged with murder, child abuse, sexual servitude, human trafficking, child rape and other offenses.
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Update: Jose Arreola sentenced to 28 years in prison in brutal ...

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The same jury that convicted him could sentence him from five years to life in prison. They also could opt to put him on probation. Prosecutors on Tuesday called on jurors to send a message to domestic violence victims and ...
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Man accused of pimping out 14-year-old girl

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A Memphis man is behind bars and accused of using a 14-year-old girl for prostitution.
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Tattoo removal helping a 'branding' victim - Hanford Sentinel

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Nicole's pimp was sentenced to life in prison last month — an unusually harsh punishment from a federal judge making a statement about the insidious nature of pimping.
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An Escape From Sex Slavery

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Enslaved as a child in the basement of a brothel, a young woman gives voice to the horrors of human trafficking with a breakthrough radio show.
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Independent Lens | Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story | Clip 2 | PBS

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Cyntoia Brown - Life begins at 16

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Fear of jail time or 'name in papers' major deterrents to buying sex

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Magdalene Laundries now a state scandal | Women's Views on News

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The women incarcerated in these institutions washed clothes and linen for major hotel groups, the Irish armed forces, and even the official home of the Irish president. Established in ...
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Violence Against Women Rages On

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Why the upswing in gender-based violence? | Times of Zambia

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Sex Trafficking Survivors Set Free, One Girl Celebrates 13th Birthday Day After Christmas | International Justice Mission

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International Justice Mission (IJM) is a human rights organization that rescues victims of violence, sexual exploitation, slavery and oppression.
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Anti-rape protests spread across India


Defiant protesters are once again out on the streets of New Delhi for the seventh day in a row. They are demanding immediate justice for the 23-year-old girl who was brutally gang-raped in a bus last Sunday. Although the city is notorious for rapes and sexual harrassment, the viciousness of this attack seems to be a tipping point for many Indians. Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from New Delhi.
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Independent Lens | Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story | Promo | PBS

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