IMMIGRANTS FROM AFRICA LURED INTO MN. SEX TRADE

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More and more girls from the African immigrant community in Minneapolis-St. Paul are getting involved in street-level prostitution, according to a report in the Pioneer Press.

”It’s a growing concern and something we haven’t seen here until recently,” said Vednita Carter, Breaking Free’s executive director.

The story cited examples of young Liberians and Somalis involved in the sex trade.

The paper said blond, blue-eyed girls –called “swans” in the trade – are still the most coveted by pimps and johns. But one source said African girls “are becoming easy pickings because they’re starved for money.”

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