Raymond Bechard is an author, speaker and human rights watchdog. He has investigated inequality and injustice around the world for over 20 years bringing unique insight, fact-based reporting, and often controversy to his reporting. He provides a clear and concise voice for those who are made silent by victimization and oppression. Bechard's works often bring inspiration and hope to his readers through a profound sense of dynamic urgency. He lives on the shoreline of Connecticut in the US. Among other works, he is the author of The Berlin Turnpike: A True Story of Human Trafficking in America and Unspeakable: The Hidden Truth Behind the World's Fastest Growing Crime.
This is a true story of human trafficking in America as told through the testimony of a landmark federal trial which took place at the heart of one of the country s wealthiest states, Connecticut, over the course of eight days in 2007. The trial of United States vs. Dennis Paris provides a rare and detailed account of how commercial sexual exploitation takes place in the United States.