MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – IJM helped rescue four girls who were being sold and sexually exploited as "escorts," catering mostly to foreigners. The men paid as little as $20 for one night with a girl.
IJM briefed the Philippine National Police on the case on September 3, and they planned the undercover operation for that same evening. The covert rescue team arranged for a meeting at a restaurant in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. As planned, the husband-and-wife duo showed up with four girls, 15 and 16 years old.