Jeffrey Epstein, a well-connected financier whose friends have included President Donald Trump, former president Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew, was convicted previously of paying young girls for sexual massages.
Although sex work is allowed in much of Mexico, states have different and sometimes unclear rules, meaning workers frequently operate in legal vacuums which can leave them vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking.
A survey by the UN had found that human trafficking cases have reached a record-high in recent years, with armed conflict and displacement being major drivers of human trafficking.
Sexual abuse in the humanitarian sector has become widespread and systemic with little recognition of the problem. It's time to lift the lid.
The British government estimates that at least 13,000 people are victims of forced labour, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude - but police say the true figure is likely far higher.
Over 50 percent of girls were smuggled from West Bengal state on Nepalese passports to the Middle East and Southeast Asia, Indian non-profit says.
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