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Las Vegas group takes cupcakes -- and more -- to sex workers
Las Vegas group takes cupcakes -- and more -- to sex workers

Joy Hoover's research tells her this disturbing fact about Sin City: More than 100,000 sex workers ply their trade here, from the legal brothels in nearby Nye County to the city’s illicit call girls as well as some of the back-room exotic dancers in the galaxy of strip clubs. The 27-year-old Michigan native knows every one of them needs a little boost to their self-esteem. So her nonprofit reaches out to the women of this often-wanton place with a support network that includes counseling, heath referrals and, perhaps most important,  a listening ear. The game plan also includes this unlikely circuit: Each month, Hoover and her volunteers visit more than a dozen men's...

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