Three young teenage girls began screaming for help after they were locked in an apartment on Soi 77, Sukhumvit, and left there by a man who said he would help them trace their parents. None of the girls could speak Thai or English, but their calls for help were heard by a neighbor who informed the police. Initially it proved difficult to break into the room as it was secured by a big lock, so in the meantime a volunteer spoke to the frightened children in their own language. The authorities believe the young girls, aged only 14 or 15, were destined to work as prostitutes. They have been sent to a shelter whilst inquiries are made about their homes and families in Cambodia.
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