At left, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy interviews Andrea, a prostitute, about her activities in this 2009 file photo from California. Experts say one in five runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2015 may have been sex trafficking victims. The average age for a boy to enter sex slavery is 11-13 years old, they say; for a girl, it’s 12-14 years old.
At left, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy interviews Andrea, a prostitute, about her activities in this 2009 file photo from California. Experts say one in five runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2015 may have been sex trafficking victims. The average age for a boy to enter sex slavery is 11-13 years old, they say; for a girl, it’s 12-14 years old. Damian Dovarganes AP
At left, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy interviews Andrea, a prostitute, about her activities in this 2009 file photo from California. Experts say one in five runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2015 may have been sex trafficking victims. The average age for a boy to enter sex slavery is 11-13 years old, they say; for a girl, it’s 12-14 years old. Damian Dovarganes AP

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