Prosecutions for Commercial Sex Exploitation of Kids Double

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The annual number of people prosecuted in federal court for commercial sexual exploitation of children nearly doubled between 2004 and 2013, increasing from 1,405 to 2,776 cases, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reported on Thursday. Suspects referred for the possession of child pornography accounted for 72 percent of suspects in exploitation crimes, followed by those suspected of child sex trafficking (18 percent) and child . . .

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