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Chelsea, 26, used to work in a restaurant in Montrose. She's now helping her parents pay their rent.
More women -- many brand-new to the sex trade and acting as the sole support for their families -- have chosen to work in brothels because of economic hardship brought on by the worst recession since the Great Depression. All photos by Kevin Scanlon. Read more in Michael Albo's feature, "The Family Prostitute: As the recession continues, more and more women are turning to the world's oldest profession to support their loved ones."