"I was locked in my house for like two weeks, beaten and raped multiple times throughout the day," said DeeDee, who was only 16 when a family member recruited her.
For four months, an abusive pimp prostituted her on the streets of Waikiki.
"Out on the streets it's very hard. It felt like forever," she said.
They're broken in. Their families are threatened," said victim's advocate Kathryn Xian, who has been fighting for tougher sex trafficking laws for years.
She told KITV4 reporter Lara Yamada that a recent report giving Hawaii a failing grade is only fuel for her cause.
"It's huge. They have no resources, they have no source of help and they are misidentified," she said.
Every month, up to 600 children live homeless in Hawaii and 300 kids are reporting missing.
Hawaii also has some of the highest rates of incarcerated girls, teen suicide, and incest in the country.
"And all of those factors contributes to an environment that's rife for child traffickers," she said.
For the next legislative session in January, Xian is focusing on tougher penalties for those solicitation minors for prostitution or paid sex, which right now is a petty misdemeanor.