This is a NBC News Report about sexual slavery and child prostitution in Cambodia. Many of the victims seem to be somewhere around the age of seven or possibly even younger. The problem is not limited to underdeveloped nations, however, as 161 countries are reported to be affected by human trafficking by being a source, transit, or destination point. If you live near a major city or urban area, there is a good probability that it is occurring within several miles of your home. According to United Nations Human Trafficking Statistics, it has been confirmed that 2.5 million people at any given period are currently forced into labor, while 90 percent of these victims experience physical and sexual violence (It is estimated that the number could be as high as 30 million). 1.4 million of these victims are in Asia and the Pacific. 1.2 million are children under the age of 18. For every 800 victims trafficked for forced labor and/or sexual exploitation, only 1 perpetrator is convicted. Even more disconcerting is that sexual slavery generates an estimated global profit of $31.6 billion dollars annually, making it larger than many present day economies.
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