Bend prostitution 'sting' shines spotlight on sex trafficking

"Getting prostituted 10-20 times a day and you're a 12 year old; I can't even imagine what that does to someone's psyche," Fritz said.

"They gradually require their victims to engage in submissive photos and pledges, then eventually require complete allegiance from the victim to them, cutting them off from their family, friends and support system.

"I have been brought in to two of these cases over the last month. One victim’s mother told me, ‘The internet is the key that opens the locked door of your home, and every predator has your key. Once these predators have gained access to and the minimal trust of your child, the grooming and coercion begin with the sole purpose of enslavement and human trafficking.”

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