Connecticut prosecutors, judges, advocates work to broaden awareness of sex trafficking

When Superior Court Judge Patrick Clifford sentenced England Gamble III on June 8 for second-degree sexual assault, he said he knew that the alleged victim in the case “certainly” isn’t going to be made “whole,” Clifford said. “But, this certainly was despicable treatment of a child who clearly had her own issues and she was a perfect victim for, unfortunately, somebody like you and you manipulated and exploited … a troubled youth to your sexual perversions and that’s the problem.”

Love146 US Survivor Care program director Erin Williamson said the judge’s comments were proof that he understood the magnitude of the crime Gamble committed. “I was moved by the words of the judge in this case,” she said. “You could tell that he got it.”

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