Jeffrey Epstein and sex trafficking

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United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman speaks during a news conference, in New York, Monday, July 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman speaks during a news conference, in New York, Monday, July 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Guests: Vicky Ward, Mary DeFusco, Rosario, Tammy McDonnell

Why was multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein able to get away with his vast underage sex trafficking operation for so long, considering the high-profile connections? Investigative reporter VICKY WARD has been sounding the alarm about Epstein since she was tasked with writing a profile on him in 2003. She joins us to talk about her history with Epstein and his ability to dodge culpability for his abuses. Then, we look at the sex trafficking in our region. Our three guests discuss how to fight it, how to recognize someone being trafficked, and how to support survivors. We’re joined by MARY DeFUSCO, a public defender in Philadelphia who co-founded both Dawn’s Place and the Project Dawn Court, which help women survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, ROSARIO SANCHEZ, a forensic nurse at Rutgers School of Nursing, and TAMMY McDONNELL, a survivor and advocate with Covenant House.

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