Shockingly, there remains no established statewide protocol for handling juvenile survivors, who, to the incredulity of advocates, can still be criminally charged with prostitution in the state of Maryland.“We are talking about 14-, 15-, and 16-year-olds who are being sexually assaulted, raped, up to 20 times a day,” says Amanda Rodriquez, a former Baltimore County prosecutor who now oversees the sex trafficking program at Turn Around, a nonprofit sexual assault/domestic violence intervention center with offices in Towson, Rosedale, and Baltimore City.It had been out-of-service for months, but running that number through Google he saw that it was associated with an outdated ad under “escorts” on Backpage.com—the Craigslist-like website of choice in the sex trade. Presuming the young voice belonged to Wendy, Heid alerted the FBI task force and drove down there. The girl told him she was at the Quality Inn, as he’d guessed, and gave him her room number. She said she needed help; that she didn’t know how to get out.” The grooming process had lasted about three months, Heid continues. Later, he told her the only way she was getting out was in a body bag.” That Heid was able to locate and recover a 15-year-old runaway and trafficking survivor so quickly is unusual.
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