Approximately 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, but no one can really put a number on how many people that have been affected by this heinous crime because it is extremely covert, and underground issue. It is the second largest crime in the world only behind drug trafficking, but it is growing at dangerously rampant rates and will soon pass drug trafficking. When people are trafficked, they are forced to work and/or sell their bodies while also enduring mental, physical, and sexual abuse with hardly any food or pay.
The average age of entry which girls enter prostitution is 13, and this number is still decreasing at an alarming rate. How someone can compel himself to torture and rape an innocent child is beyond me. But these heartless creatures must be STOPPED.
The National Human Trafficking Hotline is 1-888-373-7888.