What’s Current: Girl sues motel that facilitated and profited from her prostitution

A girl who was prostituted at age 14 is suing the motel that facilitated and profited off of her exploitation:

“Motels and hotels across the [US] are facilitating sex trafficking, often cloaking the traffickers in anonymity and profiting from their business. The pimps and prostitutes are occasionally nabbed and criminally prosecuted. But rarely does anything happen to the hotel owners and staff that turn a blind eye.

Now a lawsuit brought by a 14-year-old girl in Philadelphia and her lawyer aims to change that.”

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Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.