Jenny Williamson, left, talks with a staff member at Courage House in September 2015. The facility, which Williamson founded as a group home for young sex-trafficking victims, has closed amid state scrutiny.
Jenny Williamson, left, talks with a staff member at Courage House in September 2015. The facility, which Williamson founded as a group home for young sex-trafficking victims, has closed amid state scrutiny. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
Jenny Williamson, left, talks with a staff member at Courage House in September 2015. The facility, which Williamson founded as a group home for young sex-trafficking victims, has closed amid state scrutiny. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com

Vaunted group home for sex-trafficking victims closes amid state scrutiny; big donors pull back

August 20, 2016 06:00 AM

UPDATED November 07, 2016 03:21 PM

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