The underage prostitution ring involving teens, which was recently uncovered in Pittston, is just the tip of the iceberg. Sex trafficking is happening in every big city in America, including Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Worldwide, it is a billion dollar industry. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) estimates that approximately 100,000 American children are trafficked into the commercial sex industry every year, with up to 300,000 at risk. The average age is 12–14 years old.