How The System Failed A Child Sex Trafficking Victim And Favored A Sexual Predator

Now, on the other hand we have Cyntoia Brown, 29, who has spent the last 13 years behind bars after she, at the age of 16, shot and killed a 43-year-old man who had paid to have sex with her. Although she committed this crime when she was legally a child, she, like Turner, was tried as an adult. However, there was little to no sympathy shown to her when she was charged with murder and prostitution and sentenced to life in prison, only eligible for parole after 51 years behind bars. The only worse sentence would have been life without the possibility of parole.

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