Pimps Recruit Through Social Media

A 14-year-old girl from Allen writes on a social media site about a fight with her mom. A kind woman messages back, asking if everything is OK.

When the girl replies that it’s not, the woman takes her side and tries to befriend her. Later, the teen runs away from home with the woman and a man, who turn out to be a prostitute and her pimp.

For the next month, they sell the girl into prostitution in Texas and five other states.

It’s an example, police say, of how pimps, hiding behind fake identities, increasingly use social media to lure young girls into the trade.

Read the entire Dallas Morning News article here.