After a harrowing insight into the drug academic in West Virginia, Theroux’s next report is no more child-friendly.
Thought to be the hub of human trafficking in North America, Houston is the next stop for Louis. With it estimated that at least one in five of all the country’s victims are trafficked through the city, most are forced into the sex industry.
Louis spends time with American women working in the city’s illegal sex industry and explores the often complex dynamic between prostitute and pimp. Also joining up with law enforcement, he meets Vice Division officers tasked with persuading the working women to speak out against their pimps.
Louis Theroux: Dark States – Trafficking Sex, Sunday, 9 pm, BBC Two