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Nykita Hurt looks through the remaining photos of her daughter Brandi who became a child prostitute at the age of 14, at a home in Ellenwood, Georgia November 15, 2007. More than 300,000 children are being sexually exploited in the United States, according to a study by the University of Pennsylvania. Many of them end up in Atlanta, which authorities say has become a hub for prostitution in part because its busy airport makes it a destination for men seeking sex. Brandi became involved with a prostitution ring after meeting a stranger in a chat room in 1998 and has been involved with prostitution and drugs ever since. Nykita began her own support group for parents of child prostitutes named "Save Our Daughters" at a local church. Picture taken November 15, 2007. To match feature USA-PROSTITUTION/CHILDREN REUTERS/Tami Chappell (UNITED STATES)