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“Recovery is a Lifelong Journey”

Child sex trafficking is not just a nightmare for distant children. For Rob Morris, this fact initially “came as a surprise,” but not anymore. Morris (pictured second) is the president and co-founder of Love146, a non-profit headquartered in New Haven that fights child sex trafficking at home and abroad. The group’s unusual name honors a trafficked girl Morris saw during a sting operation at a brothel in Southeast Asia. Like the other girls on display, she was wearing a red dress with a number—in her case, 146—pinned to it. Unlike the others, there was a peculiar resilience behind her gaze. The brothel was later shut down, but by then the girl was no longer there. Her fate remains unknown.

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