Eight people have been indicted on charges they forced girls as young as 15 into prostitution, New York law enforcement officials said today.
The teens and older women worked out of hotels, motels and the pimps' apartments and on the street - known as "the track," investigators said.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes today will announce the formation of a new sex trafficking unit on Wednesday.
It will help target the exploitation of women forced into the sex trade. The unit will work with the NYPD to raise awareness about the crime.