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It's dirty and it's here: South Georgia sex trafficking

MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

On October 30, one of the largest federal investigations into the sex slave industry ever busted a ring headquartered in South Georgia.

Investigators said 15 women and young girls were moved around nine states, from place to place, and forced to have sex 30 or more times a day.

Experts admit human sex trafficking is an epidemic, with Atlanta as a major hub in the nation for most of it.

"They've got no money, no family, no contacts, no place to live, no way to support themselves, and they are just forced into this life," explained former U.S. Attorney Michael Moore.

The youngest sex slave freed from the Moultrie-based operation was 14 years old.

MORE: See the full investigative report on South Georgia sex slaves

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