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