KING 5 reporter Taylor Mirfendereski did not go to interview Galen Harper alone.

Both times she went to interview the former pimp with a photojournalist.

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Mirfendereski said she spoke to him for four hours to try and get inside his head. She also defended the importance of telling that

“The things that he said to me in that interview were hard to hear,” she said. “By explaining what he did and why he did it, people can learn how to protect themselves from being exploited.”