BREAK OF DAWN'S

Philly is one of a handful of places in the U.S. that offers safe haven to former prostitutes.

By Tara Murtha
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At one time, this pretty little girl was beaten to a bloody pulp by a trick who stole the shoes right off her feet. She ran back to her pimp bloody and barefoot. Now she’s tired and needs a rest. But she’s still running.

“I don’t want to do this no more. I want to go back home. I want to be with my family. I’m tired of these tricks beating me up,” she says. “Everything.”

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