SAN FRANCISCO
10/18/2011 06:08 pm ET | Updated Dec 18, 2011

Oakland Confronting Child Prostitution, Sex Trafficking

Oakland teenager Daisy Armstrong held the audience at the city's First Unitarian Church captive with her spoken-word performance.

"She makes money any way she knows how," Armstrong said in a cadence between a croon and a chant, her voice filling the church without help from a microphone. "She just turned 13. Shouldn't know what a naked man looks like."

That poem, she explained after finishing her recitation to thunderous applause, was based on the experience of a 14-year-old acquaintance who was prostituted on the streets of Oakland.

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