Sex-trafficked children are the third largest criminal commodity in the United States. Only illegal drugs and guns are more prolific. In the first installment of our Essence of Evil series, we examined the scope of the child sex trafficking, the horrors endured by the victims, and how this became a big business.
Here in part two of our series, we examine how children – mostly girls – are lured by predators and traffickers, how they are groomed for life as a victim, and why there are so many people in the U.S. willing to pay to have sex with kids.
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