Child Sex Trafficking Victim Jailed for Killing an Abuser Gains Support – Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

The nationwide outrage that Brown’s case inspired played a part in a change in Tennessee law in 2011. Now, anyone under the age of 18 cannot be charged for prostitution; rather, they are seen as too young to consent to sex. Some Tennessee activists are trying to change state laws so that juveniles can no longer be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Brown remains in prison, where she has been called a “model prisoner” and is pursuing higher education.

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