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Mark Ridley-Thomas
L.A. must do all it can for sex-trafficking victims

To the editor: You suggest that a john-shaming campaign by L.A. County for those caught buying and raping girls is akin to the Scarlet letters, stocks and tarring and feathering of the past. Sadly, the men you don't wish to see humiliated use those practices on our girls today: branding them with tattoos, keeping them in cages and burning them alive, as was done to one girl who tried to escape this horrific life. ("L.A.'s plan to publicly shame johns is anachronistic and troubling," Editorial, Dec. 10) While Los Angeles County has created programs to serve the victims, the core problem is that there are too few consequences for those who buy and sell children. A 2013...

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