Title

Op-Ed: Sex Trafficking Defendants Have a New Face -- White, Wealthy and Well-Connected

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

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News Article

Publication Date

7-18-2019

ISSN

0458-3035

Language

en-us

Abstract

The new faces of sex trafficking are increasingly white, affluent and well-connected. In an indictment unveiled July 8 in the Southern District of New York, Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy hedge fund manager, was charged with sex trafficking for recruiting numerous minors for paid sex acts. In 2018, a federal judge ruled that Harvey Weinstein, the film producer, could be sued under the federal sex trafficking law for allegedly coercing a woman to engage in sex in exchange for promises of job advancement.

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