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Friday, January 21, 2011

Selling the Girl Next Door

CNN’s Amber Lyon Investigates Teen Trafficking in America
Amber Lyon Reports for ‘Selling the Girl Next Door’ for Sunday, Jan. 23 at 8:00pm ET & PT

Selling the Girl Next Door takes viewers into the world of underage American girls caught up in the violent sex trade. Hundreds of thousands of girls under the age of 18 are ensnared into lives of prostitution annually, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Many are runaways or “throwaways” trapped in “the oldest profession” by pimps who sell them using modern sales and marketing techniques.
In a year-long investigation, CNN correspondent Amber Lyon reveals the devastating realities of the business of underage sex – speaking to a young teen runaway sold online from a Las Vegas hotel, the men that obsessively seek Internet sex connections, and women long into careers as sex workers who were trafficked as teens or children.
Selling the Girl Next Door debuts Sunday, Jan. 23 at 8:00p.m. ET and PT on CNN/U.S. Selling the Girl Next Door will debut on CNN International on Saturday, Feb. 5 (please check local listings for airtimes).
Along the way, Lyon interviews well-known brothel owner Dennis Hof. Hof’s sex workers describe their own dark pasts and the frightening underworld of underage sex trafficking.
Lyon also goes undercover herself, posting an online ad, and taking calls from solicitors – and Internet pimps – to understand more about how girls are victimized by traffickers.
An interactive map on shares Lyon’s coast-to-coast journey – from Maryland, Missouri, Tennessee and Nevada – trailing runaways, finding their families, meeting sex workers, and visiting a “Johns’ school” where convicted solicitors are forced to face the social and criminal consequences of their actions.
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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a very important doc.
I will be sure and catch it. Amber
Lyon is a new up and coming journo.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for bringing awareness to your viewers about this horrific thing that is happening in our own country as well as around the world.

watergirl said...

Streetlight phx is the alternative facility in Phoenix. Check it out - we need them all over the U.S. Very powerful show. GOOD job CNN.

Anonymous said...

Why cant CNN and all other news see what is in front of you and put it together. CNN Anderson Cooper show said 74% of child prostitutes are from Foster Homes. Former Senator Nancy Schaefer was murdered trying to stop CPS Involved In Child Trafficking Rings. I personally know a case where CPS took 3 female children even with the oldest of the children (12yrs) escaped to her parents CPS dragged her back and incarnated her for trying to get home to her family. Will it surprise any when you when you find her pimped out in the child sex trade. CNN’s Amber Lyon - look over these facts then don't ask why but rather ask why you allow CPS to create the supply of children for the sex trade.

onecrazy1004 said...

Is there going to be a Part II to this documentary? How is the little girl doing after being convicted to another state for therapy? Etc.