Our culture is grooming these young people to be preyed upon by sexual predators. And then we wonder why our young women are being preyed on, trafficked and abused? Children, young girls— some as young as 9 years old —are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years old.
In February, the Justice Department opened its own internal review into the matter. Eric Holland, the deputy assistant secretary of labor for public affairs, said Acosta had no comment. Accusations of sexual predation have dogged Epstein for decades. Until his arrest Saturday, his case had been held up as a prime example of how insulated, powerful men can escape accountability.
The massage parlor is already swallowing clients through its dark doorway; cheap perfume hangs in the air. The Home of Body Building exudes a sour sweat from the hall where older men are eyeing prancing young boys. But in a nearby shelter for former prostitutes the scene is demure, as girls settle down for group therapy. This day, a visitor is taking Polaroid pictures and passing them around.
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