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Op Ed: Human trafficking is not victimless
News Queens Courier Staff 8/16/2012 at 3:03PM

BY SENATOR JOSE PERALTA I introduced a bill last year, which Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law, prohibiting the distribution of obscene, business-card-sized ads for prostitutes.  These so-called “chica” cards, which have been handed out along Roosevelt Avenue and adjacent streets for many years, feature promises of “free delivery.” After a press conference at which I [...]

New campaign to fight sex trafficking in Queens
New campaign to fight sex trafficking in Queens
News Alexa Altman 8/09/2012 at 12:40PM

When Angelina (not her real name) was 17, a man referred to as her “boyfriend” brought her from Honduras to the United States and forced her to work as a prostitute. The teenager endured beatings and abuse for nearly a year before she called the police. Through investigation, authorities discovered Angelina was a victim of [...]