Ex-sex worker sues US in abuse claim

A former Melbourne sex worker has launched legal action against the US government over allegations a senior officer in the US Navy had sex with her in the 1990s – when she was just 15 and addicted to heroin.

Arnold Thomas & Becker lawyer Cameron Doig from Arnold Thomas & Becker accused the officer of preying on a vulnerable person. “By demanding that the United States government compensate her for the devastating impact on h r life, Ms Harris has shown exceptional bravery,” he said.

“Our client is one of many women in countries including Australia, Japan and Korea who have been subjected to sexual violence by visiting US military personnel.”

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