Police call it a dirty secret that is drawing thousands of men a year to the city looking for one thing: underage girls for sex.
A dedicated group of undercover Portland police officers is cracking down harder than ever on child sex trafficking.
They said this trafficking is some of the worst in the country and it’s happening right in front of our eyes.
“The sex industry in Portland is huge. On almost every corner is a porn shop, strip club, lingerie parlor. It definitely breeds itself,” said Officer Jeff Ruppel.
Police said it’s become so bad, they call it a tourist attraction.