The Preventable Disaster
There, police discovered an outdoor brothel in the woods. In claustrophobic makeshift bedrooms made out of bamboo reeds, young girls were forced to have sex on dirt floors with as many as 40 men a day.
"This is a monstrous problem happening on U.S. soil," Michele says. "There were some days that the traffickers brought in groups of girls as young as 11 and 12."