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What Is

Sex Trafficking?

"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.

-SharedHope

UNDERSTAND: How It Works

The Trafficker

Exploits victims to earn revenue from buyers.

The Buyer

Fuels the market by means of money.

The Victim

People who are bought and sold for profit.

An alarming majority of sex trafficking occurs in neighborhoods where the rings are family operated.