1)The women: US Department of Justice estimates 18,000-20,000 women and children are exploited in the US each year from Latin America, mostly Mexico
-Hundreds of girls between 7 and 18 as well as women in San Diego County trade
-Estimates of 30 to 50 young women smuggled into North County, San Diego everyday (from Manolo Guillen of San Diego Youth and Community Services)
-Undocumented Mexican women are the majority
2)The traffickers: Organized criminal sex trafficking gangs, often sex rings involve families similar to the Mafia.
-Usually Latin American males, though even some of their female family members and a few of the sexual slaves themselves