Portland Shelter for Victims of Forced Prostitution Would be First in the Country

Willamette Week | November 5, 2008
By March, James Pond hopes to open a high-security safe house in Portland with 16 to 20 beds for girls recently freed from sex trafficking. It will be the first shelter of its kind in the country, and one that's badly needed in Portland, where the city’s police find three to five cases each week of girls under the age of 18 who are victims of forced prostitution.

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