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Epstein Case Highlights Language Surrounding Child Sexual Abuse

Epstein Case Highlights Language Surrounding Child Sexual Abuse BOISE, Idaho – In the wake of sex-trafficking charges against billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, media outlets are taking some heat for how they’ve described the alleged victims.

Dozens of news outlets have used the term “underage women” rather than “girls” despite the fact that some were as young as 14 when the alleged crimes were committed. Roger Sherman, executive director of the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund, said this does a disservice to those who were harmed, and obscures the issue of child abuse in this case.
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