Washington D.C.’s serious sex-trafficking problem

Nikki Kahn/THE WASHINGTON POST

Nikki Kahn/THE WASHINGTON POST

Human trafficking is a cruel and inhumane practice found in countries around the world. So it should come as no surprise that President Obama proclaimed this month National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

The exploitation and coercion of girls and young women into prostitution, however, is not limited to places overseas.

Right here in the nation’s capital, our most vulnerable residents — children — are subjected to sex slavery. Their stories don’t make the evening news or even warrant blurbs in your morning paper. But human trafficking is, and has been, a shadowy and seamy part of D.C. life.

Let me tell you about “Stacks” and “Kandy.”

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