She took me round Soho and pointed to the windows of various flats: the one with a cracked window was a 'stinky' place; the one with a red light was a bit less grim.
The ages of consent are currently set between 14 and 18.
The vast majority of countries set their ages in the range of 14 to 16; only five countries, Cyprus (17), Ireland (17), Malta (18), Turkey (18) and Vatican (18), do not fit into this pattern.
The women in these photographs are among many I interviewed for a report on sex trafficking in Eastern Europe.
Some of them were fragile; some were very strong; all were trying to leave behind a hated past while still coming to terms with profound emotional distress.
Not Natasha, by Dana Popa, is published by Autograph at £14.95 (uk) A version of this article appeared in Frontline (frontlineclub.com).
Some names have been changed The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.I went to the capital, Chişinău, to find women who had survived and managed to get home.I wanted to know how they lived with the traumas when they reached their home countries, where even their own families might not know what they had experienced abroad; how they lived under a shadow of fear that a mother or husband might find out and throw them out.Some believe that because they now understand the dangers of emigration they will avoid them next time.But many women, having once worked as prostitutes, seem convinced that they are incapable of earning a living another way.Remittances from migrants, many sent through Moldova's ubiquitous Western Union offices, are estimated by the World Bank to be more than half a billion pounds a year, financing consumption that, by local standards, is stunning: a car, a bigger house, better food, better clothes.