There are 4.5 million sex trafficking victims worldwide, and the numbers of the women, girls, and boys caught up in the grip of this scourge here in the U.S. is alarming. Children under the age of 18 are sold against their will in all 50 states. Many of these sex slaves are American citizens. In this special edition of MetroFocus, we examine the reality of sex trafficking in the U.S. and its impact here in the New York area.
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