First of kind lawsuit accuses N.E. Philly hotel of accommodating sex trafficking
There's a different type of "woke" occurring in the passed several months. It's an awakening of sorts to the realities of sex trafficking. We've learned that much of the sex trafficking operations have been part of much larger networks and that a syndicate of child abuse spans the globe. Jeffrey Epstein was small potatoes. Let's take a look back at what was discovered in our own area (Philadelphia) back in 2017.
by Joseph A. Slobodzian,Posted: March 10, 2017
"This is a message to the entire motel and hotel industry that if you allow and enable trafficking of youngsters, young women, or any person on your facilities, you will be held responsible and sued for damages under the law," said Center City lawyer Thomas R. Kline.
Kline and two lawyers from the Kline & Specter law firm, Nadeem A. Bezar and Emily B. Marks, announced the filing of the lawsuit on behalf of a 17-year-old girl, identified as "M.B.," who in 2013, at age 14, was "sold into sexual slavery at the Roosevelt Motel."