"In Bucharest, you can buy a young girl for 8,000 euros. I mean buy them as in you own them forever or until you sell them to someone else. Most of them are sold by their parents in Moldova when they are little children. As soon as they’re bought, the owner brands them. This is normally a tattoo of his name."
While this sounds (reads?) insane, it is not really that unusual for an unregulated market to produce this phenomenon. It was not all this different in US in 1890s, and in Russia in 1990s - just the percentage of population is smaller.
Do laws have priority over money, or does money have priority over laws?