"Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will..."
- National Human Trafficking Hotline
DEFINE: What is a Commercial Sex Act?
A commercial sex act includes prostitution, pornography, and sexual performance done in exchange for any item of value, such as money, drugs, shelter, food, or clothes.
UNDERSTAND: How It Works
Exploits victims to earn revenue from buyers.
Fuels the market by means of money.
People who are bought and sold for profit.