Since July 2014, 14 girls between the ages of 12 and 19 have gone missing in the Bronx. Six were reported missing this month alone, with two reportedly vanishing June 23. "Every other week our young girls are just vanishing off our streets," New York City Councilman Andy King said at a press conference on Wednesday. "Something is going on."
King suggested that the missing girls, who are mostly black or Latina, are being kidnapped and forced into prostitution. "Understanding and learning more that there is a valid active prostitution ring that is occurring up here in the Bronx, we need to find ways to shut it down," he told those assembled.
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