Sex trafficking and exploitation is a type of human trafficking and is a form of modern-day slavery. It occurs when a trafficker or pimp exploits an individual with force, fraud, or coercion to make them perform commercial sex or work in exchange for anything of value including money, shelter, food, drugs, and clothes.
- Sex trafficking is a $99 Billion Dollar Industry
- Globally, 1.2 – 1.8 million children are exploited in the sex industry every year.
- Women, girls, boys and men have fallen victim to being sex trafficked
Victims of sex trafficking can be any age, gender, race, or immigration status; they live in cities, suburbs, and rural areas.
Some ways victims can be lured or recruited are through romantic relationships, internet, social media apps, gangs, street families, blackmail, peer recruits, families, false advertising for jobs and kidnapping.
Commercial sex acts can be found in strip clubs, web camming, prostitution, pornography, exotic dancing, erotic massage, survival sex as well as any transactional sex with a minor.
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