US Senator Claims 100,000 Children Victims of Sex Trafficking in the US

in Transnational Crime

An estimated 100,000 children fall victim to human sex trafficking in the United States each year, according to US Senator Richard Durbin.

The Senator further stated that theĀ  average age that a girl enters prostitution in the United States is 13.

Source: Richard Durbin, “In Our Own Backyard: Child Prostitution and Sex Trafficking in the United States,” Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law, February 24, 2010.

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