Child prostitution has become a national problem in this country. Yes, I know that you have trouble believing that. You don't want to believe it, so you tend not to. Based on a months long investigation and some reportorial digging, I'm here to tell you that you are wrong. We all are. We're in denial.
KOIN — Portland is known as a hotspot for sex trafficking. Experts say its location, dense population and many strip clubs make it fertile ground. But then their relationship took an unexpected turn. Benson said Knight told her she could have a family, a house and cars if she did certain things for him. She said she made him tens of thousands of dollars through ads he allegedly posted on Backpage.
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Along the way, the girls told authorities that the men forced them to have sex with them, as well as with other men who were willing to pay, FBI Special Agent Marc Beauchemin said in an affidavit filed in U. District Court in Portland. But one of the men who paid for oral sex took sympathy on the girls when he learned they were only 13 and 14 years-old, and lent the younger girl a cell phone to call her mother.