“Ten years ago, Judge Paul Herbert was sitting in a courtroom when he noticed a trend. He was seeing lots of women who were abused and forced into sex work, but they were being treated like criminals. ‘The sheriff brings the next defendant out on the wall chained up, and it’s a woman and she’s all beat up, she’s looking exactly like one of these victims of domestic violence except she’s in handcuffs and a jail suit. I look down at the file and it says prostitute.'” NPR: A Pioneering Ohio Courtroom Helps Trafficking Victims Find Hope.