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Published: Wednesday, 2/17/2010

Toledo group formed to help exploited women ends

A Toledo nonprofit group formed six years ago to assist females who have been sexually exploited has disbanded.

Wake Up Youth Inc. announced yesterday its board of directors has notified the group's partners, including the Toledo Community Foundation and Shared Hope International, of its plans to dissolve.

The statement said the group was referring questions to board president Paula Brown, who could not be reached last night. Also unavailable was founder EleSondra DeRomano, whom the group said had resigned as executive director.

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