Sex trafficking is prospering in the Big Apple, and Detective Rose Muckenthaler from the NYPD's Vice Major Case/Human Trafficking Team "is baffled by what's going on behind the closed doors of some no-frills hotels in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island" as reported by the Daily News:
"The hotel clerks don't ask questions and there is no security screening," Muckenthaler said in a private interview. "Men can just come in." The short-stay hotels offer hourly rates that facilitate a revolving door of Johns who purchase time with the abused women and girls. "It's happening so much in New York. It's happening right now in our backyards," she said. "And it's the 13-14 year old girl -- someone's daughter -- that's being forced into prostitution."
Sex trafficking arrests are up fifty percent this year over last.
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