Human Trafficking by MS-13

Street gang MS-13 was operating an underage prostitution ring where girls as young as 12 were working as prostitutes. Men would pay between $40 to $100 for 15 to 30 minuets of sex. The price for the sex was depending on how young the girl was, with sex with younger girls costing more. A gang member who acted as the pimp would carry a machete in order to ensure that the customer paid and was not violent with the girl.

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Reported Price of Babies in China in 2011

Police in China shut down a baby trafficking ring in eastern China were at least 17 babies were known to have been sold. The baby boys were being sold for $$7,887 (50,000 Yuan), while girls were being sold for $4,732 (30,000 Yuan). The news report stated that the prices received for the babies are higher then the annual earnings that the families would receive from farming.

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Child Trafficking of Romanian Children

According to a human trafficking victim support organization in Romania, between 1999 and 2003 70 percent of victims in Romania were over the age of 18, with 30 percent being girls under age. In 2011, the organization reported that the percentage has switched, with 70 percent of human trafficking victims in their care being under the age of 18.

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