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Sex trafficking's tragic paradox: when victims become perpetrators

The victim-offender overlap is disturbingly common in the human trafficking trade, with women once trafficked becoming

Born in rural Thailand, Watcharaporn Nantahkhum gave birth to her first child at the age of 17. Her father killed himself when she was young, to absolve the family of debt. Her mother later ran...

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