A new report suggests that thousands of North Korean women and underage girls are being forced into sexual slavery in China.
According to a London-based rights group, the Korea Future Initiative, North Korean women and girls usually aged between 12 and 29 and sometimes even as young as nine years old -- are prostituted for just over four U.S. dollars,. or sold as wives for about 1-hundred-45 dollars and forced into online sex services.
The escapees are trapped because otherwise, the Chinese government sends them back home where they face torture and possibly death.
The illicit trade generates profits of over one-hundred million U.S. dollars a year.
Many are sold more than once and are forced into at least one form of sexual slavery within a year after escaping the North.