Some are runaways who fell prey to hustlers. Many chose prostitution and slipped into a web of violence and addiction. Others were toddlers when they were first sold for sex.
They all share one thing in common now. Nothing.
“One rule for the game that pimps follow is that you leave with nothing,” said Whitney Anderson, co-founder and executive director of the Dragonfly Home Human Trafficking Relief and Restoration Center. “That's what we've seen as service providers. They come in with typically nothing.”