The Ugly Truth: Most prostituted people entered the sex trade while still in their teens, after fleeing abusive homes. They’re coerced by pimps and johns who too often abuse them. And without economic support, breaking free is more difficult than you might think.
The Ugly Truth: Traffickers keep the profits, and victims often pay with their lives. The vast majority of prostituted persons are recruited into the sex trade by pimps who use the threat of violence to force them to meet daily quotas. Over 80% of prostituted women have been the victim of a rape.