Nuns pose as prostitutes to rescue trafficking victims

A network of nuns has ditched their habits to dress like prostitutes and infiltrate brothels worldwide in an effort to rescue victims of sex trafficking and buy children sold into slavery.

The group of 1,100 religious sisters, known as Talitha Kum, currently works undercover in brothels in at least 80 countries, helping to free victims of sex trafficking and slavery.

John Studzinski, the investment banker and philanthropist who chairs Talitha Kum, said the group is looking to expand its reach to 140 countries, according to Reuters.

"These sisters do not trust anyone," Studzinski, a vice chairman of The Blackstone Group, recently told the Trust Women Conference on women's rights and trafficking hosted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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