There is a misconception that prostituted women choose “the life.” People don’t realize that 13 is the average age of entry.
Girls are lured in, hooked on drugs and abused by those they thought cared them. They are beaten and traded, made to believe that they deserve to be prostituted. More than 85 percent were abused as children.
The sex trafficking industry makes those who run it rich with illicit, tax-free income earned by their victims. Because it is so lucrative, those who run prostitution are very sophisticated in luring victims to sell. Girls are lured in through internet chat rooms, social media, and female “friends” working for pimps. Girls are approached at the local malls. Sometimes they are simply abducted.