Minor, Sex Trafficking Victim

Publishing the name and photo of a minor, sex trafficking victim, Alilianna Trujillo, is in poor taste, serving no redeeming value (VOL. 4, Issue 13). It is counter to journalism ethics of minimizing harm with no long-term impact. To wit, it exposes the child to ridicule and shaming from her peers. 

In conclusion, hopefully, the newspaper will change its standards to be consistent with the ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists. 

Eric M.Rounds 
Morro Bay

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