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Trafficking Sex

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Louis Theroux spends time with American women working in Houston's illegal sex industry and explores the often complex dynamic between prostitute and pimp.

Houston, the fourth largest city in the US, is widely considered to be the number one hub for human trafficking in North America. The US Department of Justice estimates that at least one in five of all the country's victims are trafficked through the city, and most of these people will be forced to work in the sex industry.

In Dark States - Trafficking Sex, Louis spends time with American women working in the city's illegal sex industry and explores the often complex dynamic between prostitute and pimp. He discovers a subculture that plays by rules that are morally challenging to most people and seeks to understand what stops these women breaking free. Louis also embeds with law enforcement on undercover operations and meets Vice Division officers tasked with persuading the working women to speak out against their pimps.

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Louis Theroux
Series Producer Jamie Pickup
Executive Producer Peter Dale
Editor Anna Price

Broadcasts

  • Sun 15 Oct 2017 21:00
  • Wed 18 Oct 2017 23:15
  • Sat 4 Nov 2017 02:05
  • Wed 1 Aug 2018 23:15

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