Gary Haugen of International Justice Mission

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Gary Haugen, President of the International Justice Mission, says that the worst areas in the world for child sex trafficking are South Asia, with an estimated 2.5 million forced prostitutes, and Southeast Asia, home to a booming sex tourism industry.

However, he adds that this "industry of rape for profit" is not only found oceans away, it might be right under your nose.

"One group was able to identify 12 brothels within a mile radius of the White House," he says. "They're right in our neighborhoods, in our cities. Sometimes they're hard to find, but they're part of our community."

For more information about the International Justice Mission, visit www.ijm.org.
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