Sold for sex the last time in Washington, D.C., she returned for congressional award

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The last memory Arien Pauls had of Washington, D.C., was being sold for sex not far from the Capitol. That changed last week when she returned nine years later to accept an award from the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus.