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Group Aims To Curb Sex Trafficking In San Diego

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An Oceanside couple is headed to prison after being convicted of using their 12 year old niece as a sex slave. The young Mexican girl was originally promised schooling and a place to live here in San Diego. But instead prosecutors say she entered a nightmare of sexual and forced-labor abuse.

After last week's sentencing, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said the case was "a tragic reminder that human trafficking exists and is on the rise in San Diego County."

An effort is now underway to determine just how much human trafficking is occurring in San Diego, or moving through our area.


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