Every night in Dallas County, an estimated 400 teens are on the streets selling sex. For nine years, Amanda Jones was among them. Jones says she was running away from an abusive home at age 15 when she got into the wrong car after a party and was kidnapped. Her abductor took her to a house in South Dallas, raped her and forced her into prostitution.
With no identification and nowhere to go, Jones said, she became invisible. Since then, trafficked teens have begun to benefit from new laws treating them as victims instead of criminals and a new shelter for exploited girls is expected to open in Dallas in July. Read more.