Study: San Diego Street Gangs Deeply Involved In Commercial Sex Trade

KPBS -- Ami Carpenter, PhD, is assistant professor in the School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. She's currently researching the Extent of Gang-Involved Sex Trafficking in the San Diego Border Region.

Gangs running online prostitution, young girls being tricked or trafficked into sex work, and some victims being lured across the border into migrant brothels.

Those are some of the areas of the underground commercial sex trade in San Diego that were studied in a new Urban Institute report. (Full Story