- 15 years ago, Jane Hansen reported extensively on child prostitution in Atlanta
- Now, trafficked children are more likely to be viewed as victims, not criminals
- Technology has transformed the illegal sex industry
(CNN)The image sticks in my mind: A female defendant is escorted into the courtroom with shackles around her ankles, making it difficult to walk. Dressed in a jail-issued jumpsuit and flip-flops, she takes a seat at the appointed table up front, until the judge is gaveled in and we all rise.
Jane O. Hansen's three-part series "Selling Atlanta's Children" about child prostitution was published January 7, 2001, in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where she worked for 25 years as an investigative reporter, columnist and member of the editorial board. Over the years, her stories captured many national awards, and she was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A series on the failures of Georgia's child welfare system led to an overhaul of Georgia's child welfare laws.
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