A three year investigation in human trafficking activity in the US state of Ohio found that out of 328 victims, 115 girls were trafficked before the age of 18. 12 percent of the minors were sold by human traffickers before they were 12 years old.
63 percent of the victims were run-aways.
According to the report, customers who paid for sex with these girls were “drug dealers, businessmen, police officers, lawyers, truckers, athletes and politicians”. The men who have sex with the minors at homes, offices, bars and motels.
The men would pay between $10 to $150, depending on the services provided.
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Source: Associated Press, “Report: Women recruit girls for Ohio sex trade,” San Francisco Chronicle, August 8, 2012.