(KPLR) - Experts say a serious problem is growing in St. Louis at an alarming rate: sex trafficking. Girls as young as 14 are being lured into a brutal life of prostitution, violence, and drug abuse. Magdalene St. Louis, a new organization, still in its infancy is working to help get victims of the crime off the streets and the help they need to lead safe healthy lives.
On The Pulse Of St. Louis, Christine McDonald, a street survivor, shares her story and what can be done to reverse a growing trend.
Programs to get women out of sex trafficking
How involved is law enforcement in stopping sex trafficking
How women and girls can protect themselves
Panel final thoughts on sex trafficking