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Plan for county facility to keep pimps away from foster youth advances
Plan for county facility to keep pimps away from foster youth advances

LLos Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan to develop a new treatment facility designed to allow the foster children who will live there to come and go while keeping out the pimps who would prey on them. The unanimous vote follows two months of heated debate about whether such facilities should be able to prohibit children who are at risk of being lured or coerced into sex trafficking from leaving the premises. On one side of the debate are those who say the state should act like a responsible parent to stop minors from leaving to meet sexual predators, including the pimps who are adept at psychologically manipulating and physically controlling the foster children and...

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