As investigative journalist Amy Fine Collins notes, “It’s become more lucrative and much safer
to sell malleable teens than drugs or guns. A pound of heroin or an
AK-47 can be retailed once, but a young girl can be sold 10 to 15 times a
day — and a ‘righteous’ pimp confiscates 100 percent of her earnings.”
Consider this: every two minutes, a child is exploited in the sex industry.
According to USA Today, adults purchase children for sex at least 2.5 million times a year in the United States.