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Kroc School Professor Ami Carpenter And Her Groundbreaking Research Featured in New NBC 7 Documentary Series, "STOLEN"

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Ami Carpenter, Associate Professor of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and her human trafficking research appear in multiple episodes of a new, expansive NBC7 documenary series entitled "STOLEN". The series is the result of a year-long investigation into child sex trafficking and exploitation in San Diego County, and is available to watch online for free starting August 20, 2020. 

Told from multiple perspectives, "STOLEN" explains why the illicit child sex market thrives in San Diego County and across the U.S., while chronicling the strength of survivors, their families, and advocates working to break that destructive cycle and reclaim their stolen lives.

Understand the issue in a new way by hearing the jailhouse recordings of a convicted trafficker manipulating two teen girls into selling themselves online. The tapes led to an NBC7 investigation exposing gaps in the justice system that allow people who pay to sexually assault children to face little to no consequences. 

The seven-episode documentary series includes exclusive interviews and, for the first time ever, substantial proof of the scope of the problem in San Diego County schools. And as a global pandemic shifts the education system into a virtual space, experts warn of exploiters targeting children online, now more than ever before.

Learn more about Ami Carpenter and her human trafficking research

Contact:

Justin Prugh
jprugh@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-7573

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