From Thailand, to Vietnam to Queens, to Boston and San Francisco. It may come as a surprise that sex trafficking takes place within the United States and not just abroad. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released the State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report yesterday.
Philip Martin is a senior investigative reporter for WGBH in Boston. He recently embarked on a project exploring the relationship between sex tourism and sex trafficking from Thailand to the United States. It’s taken him across the world talking to police, U.N. members, and victims of sex trafficking.