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HOMELESS YOUTH IN WAIKIKI


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Dangerous situation grows

The population of street kids in Hawaii's tourist mecca is vulnerable to pimps, drug dealers and other predators

By Allison Schaefers

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 25, 2012

~~<p>A 20-year-old drug dealer, gigolo and pimp scouts for clients and prospective prostitutes in front of a college dorm just a few blocks from Waikiki's world-class beaches and high-priced resorts.</p>
<p>&quot;This is the only thing that I can do to survive,&quot; said the young man, who has been living on the streets of Waikiki off and on since age 17.</p>
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A 20-year-old drug dealer, gigolo and pimp scouts for clients and prospective prostitutes in front of a college dorm just a few blocks from Waikiki's world-class beaches and high-priced resorts.

"This is the only thing that I can do to survive," said the young man, who has been living on the streets of Waikiki off and on since age 17. Login for more...



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