Cyntoia Denise Brown Long is an American woman who, at the age of 16, was convicted of the murder and robbery of Johnny Michael Allen. Brown said that Allen had paid her $150 to have sex with him, and that she feared for her life during their encounter, leading her to shoot him. Prosecutors argued that Brown killed Allen while he was sleeping in order to rob him. Brown was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. After renewed interest in her case in 2017, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam commuted her original sentence to 15 years, scheduling her for release on August 7, 2019. Her story is detailed in the 2011 documentary Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story and in her memoir, Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System.
Cyntoia Brown-Long says she didn't come to see herself as a victim of sex trafficking until she was an adult. She sat down with CBSN's Vlad Duthiers to discuss her views on the criminal justice system.. CBS News - Published
Cyntoia Brown-Long is breaking her silence now that her new memoir is out. She was released from prison in August after serving 15 years of a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16. She says.. CBS News - Published
Cyntoia Brown-Long is breaking her silence now that her new memoir is out. She says she was a victim of sex trafficking when she was arrested at age 16 for robbing and killing a man who she says picked.. CBS News - Published
Cyntoia Brown-Long’s case drew celebrity and national attention to juvenile justice reform. Now released from prison, Brown-Long tells her story in a new memoir and says that “everyone is capable.. USATODAY.com - Published
A woman who says she was a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim when she killed a man left prison early Wednesday morning. Cyntoia Brown, now 31, was granted an early release from her life sentence in.. CBS News - Published
President Trump offers his condolences to grieving communities in Dayton and El Paso but some residents express frustration over the president's rhetoric. Also, Cyntoia Brown, an alleged teenage sex.. CBS News - Published