The intricate layers of the juvenile courts system have failed yet another Black woman.
Cyntoia Brown was tried as an adult and sentenced to 51 years in prison for the murder of a 43-year-old man who purchased her for sex. Now at age 28, a recent documentary about her case is steadily gaining traction, forcing the public to delve into the young woman’s story–one filled with tragedy and circumstance.
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Brown was 16 years old when Johnny Allen, a Nashville, Tennessee real estate agent, bought her to his home on August 5, 2004, the AP reports. Brown revealed that her boyfriend at the time assaulted her and ordered her to go make money. After venturing out, she met Allen who offered her money in exchange for sex.
What transpired was physical and emotional abuse, according to Brown. Fearing for her life, she found a -40. caliber gun and shot Allen in the back of the head. Prosecutors argued in court that Brown was complicit in theft.
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