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OUR VIEW: Child sex trafficking problem deserves our full attention

“These are not adolescent prostitutes. These are victims,” said Michelle Loranger, the executive director of the Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County at a recent Standard-Times editorial board.

Michelle, along with Jessica Kurinskas, CSEC (commercial sexual exploitation of children) manager and Senator Mark Montigny participated in the Standard Times Editorial Board recently in an effort to generate more awareness of child sex trafficking.

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