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Portland nonprofit going into dark corners

by: Eric Norberg

Mike Mercer, Executive Director of the two-year-old Portland nonprofit 'Compassion First', told the Southeast Portland Rotary Club, meeting in Woodstock on April 11th, that although prostitution and 'sex slave traffic' is certainly not unknown in the United States, it is rampant in Indonesia and justice there is often lacking.

He said his organization is the only one in that nation addressing it now.

He concluded on a somber note: 'There are some dark corners in the world, and stuck in these corners are children.' The organization's Internet website is: www.compassionfirst.org .