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Resource ID: #19603
Subject: Children
Source: San Francisco Examiner
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Date: May 20-25

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The San Francisco Examiner tells the story of Tiffany Mason, a 15 year old who bounced between foster care, her mother and her pimp before being murdered in August 2001. The Examiner series blames the city of San Francisco, the juvenile justice system and the state Department of Human Services for her death, stating that the system did nothing to take Tiffany away from her pimp. The Examiner uses this story to illustrate a larger problem: "men buy sex from hundreds, possibly thousands of children in San Francisco each year with near impunity. Police routinely ignore or issue misdemeanor citations to men who pay children for sex." And agencies do little to prevent young women arrested for prostitution from going back to their pimps after they've been released from juvenile hall.

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