A human trafficker told Time Magazine that he would purchase underage daughters directly from mothers in Brazil for $5,000 to $10,000. The trafficker stated that he primarily targeted girls in the municipality of Recife due to its poverty levels.
Once in the possession of the trafficker, the underage girl would work in the prostitution industry in Sao Paulo. The customer would pay $60 for sex with the girl. The pimp and the girl would then split the money, but then expenses for clothes, drugs and cosmetics would then be deducted. In the end, the girl receives roughly 25 percent of the amount that the customer paid.
70 to 80 percent of the customers were foreign tourists.
There are an estimated 500,000 children working as prostitutes across Brazil.
Source: Girish Gupta and Olivia Crellin, “Brazil’s World Cup Raises Fear of Rampant Child Prostitution,” Time, December 12, 2013.