Some of the ways girls get into sex trade are:
- Friends or family influence
- Boredom (they see this as something exciting and new)
- To afford a drug habit
- “Boyfriend” tricks them into believing they will do it for the boyfriend if they love them
- Gang initiation
Children with low self-esteem; children from broken families who remain with an apathetic caregiver to include some foster families, and children with no direction and high school dropouts to name a few can be the most vulnerable to being recruited and trapped into the sex trade.
Learn more at Mo Barnes’ Rolling Out article: FBI speaks: 5 ways girls get coerced into the sex trade, part 2.