“I Am Jane Doe” Takes on Backpage

“Three years ago, I had no idea what child sex trafficking was,” Mary Mazzio said. The documentary filmmaker was at Smith & Wollensky, having lunch with a former New York City deputy mayor named Carol Robles-Román and the litigator David Boies, who was cross-examining the menu through rimless spectacles. “The images we saw were always the same,” Mazzio continued. “Fish-net stockings being pulled up, then a young African-American woman leaning in the window of a minivan. I’m embarrassed by how I bought into the ‘Pretty Woman’ scenario of child prostitution.”...
11 Published By - The New Yorker - 2017.01.09. 04:00
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