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Letter to Frank Girardot of the Pasadena Star News

Dear Mr. Girardot:
I read your article about how “investigative journalism” isn’t dead yet.  No it isn’t and thank the heavens it’s not or we’re in real trouble.  I say that because back in the 1980’s - no one believed that sex trafficking was “real”.  To speak about the subject then was received about as well as someone saying Bill Cosby had raped all those women in the 1980’s. 
The Telecommunications Act of 1995 hadn’t been passed yet - so when I was able to step up starting in 1987 to raise awareness this was real, it was happening to US citizens on US soil, and that we needed to change our legal and mental health system to help these victims I was heard.  We were able to run public service announcements, get interviews on major media, and I even produced a weekly public access show with survivors telling their stories.  The result?  The Trafficking Act of 2000 was passed giving us federal recognition of domestic sex trafficking.
Back in 2013 I received a call from a woman who ha…


As many of you know who have been following my blog and sex trafficking work for the last two years now - a Chinese woman came to me who showed me proof she had been forced to work in a sex trafficking ring that spanned this country.

To further show me her story was "real" there were three convictions of pimps in this operation in 2013 - a few months after her and I first started talking.  One of the men who was sentenced by the way in this ring was her ex-husband.  She showed me a marriage ontract wherein she was supposedly forced to marry him to enter this country.

I have a more detailed outline of the case here - but to recap in a nutshell - when she announced she wanted to "retire" after having worked for them since she was 8 years old and she's now in her 50's she told …