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LETTER TO EDITOR

Dear Editor:
I’m writing to weigh in on the Oakland sex scandal.  http://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2016/07/07/federal-police-officer-offered-to-pimp-east-bay-teenager-at-center-of-oakland-police-sex-abuse-scandal   Thirty years ago, we launched the first hotline for adults to call for help to leave the sex industry.  We also founded the first 12 step program which was not just for recovery, but also to be used as “alternative sentencing” for those being treated only as “criminals” by our society back then.   To date, our hotline has answered five times as many calls for help as the National Trafficking Hotline.  Our 12 step program, Sex Workers Anonymous (originally “Prostitutes Anonymous”), is the oldest, and largest program of those who have left the sex industry in the world. 
I’m bringing up how old we are to explain how things have dramatically shifted now in this field which this case in Oakland not only typifies, but further is happening all over this country …