The Village Voice, which has been accused of profiting from underage sex trafficking, is out to prove that underage sex trafficking barely exists.”I remember the last couple of mass panics. Do you?” wrote Tony Ortega, the paper’s editor in chief, on Wednesday, comparing the hype about domestic sex slavery to the hysteria around satanic day-care abuse in the 1980s.
Back then, innocent people were sent to prison for ridiculously lurid and often physically impossible crimes.
Now, he writes, “In the second decade of the 21st century, we are being told that there’s a widespread, growing, and out-of-control problem to fear in our country. And it has a catchy name: ‘trafficking.'”
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