When we last saw you, America's Most Wanted was showing you the horrors of sex trafficking around the world. This week, we’re highlighting the country where the worst child sex trafficking exists: the United States.
"It's kind of the ugly underbelly of American society that I don't think we've dealt with," host John Walsh says. "You know everybody says it happens next door, it happens in Asia -- yeah it does … but our garbage also operates here."
We had the special opportunity to speak with a brave and powerful woman who was abducted when she was 19 years old and forced into the sex trafficking industry -- Natasha. She was threatened by her captors that if she didn’t do as they said, they would hurt her family. Thankfully, she got out alive, and on Saturday night, she'll share her story and what she's doing now to help other girls and women who are in that situation now.
"I'm doing a lot with law enforcement and non-profit organizations and with NGOs -- with all different types of agencies that are trying to help fight this horrible, I would say, epidemic," Natasha says.
Hear a little bit about what Natasha and AMW want to do to raise awareness about sex trafficking in the United States in this week's edition of Behind The Scenes.