WE HAVE
A PROBLEM

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Sex trafficking is a booming industry…

Sex trafficking occurs when someone uses force, fraud or coercion to cause a commercial sex act with an adult or causes a minor to commit 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.

IT THRIVES BECAUSE THERE IS SERIOUS DEMAND

BUYER

Fuels the market with their money

TRAFFICKER / PIMP

Exploits victims to earn revenue from buyers

VICTIM

Includes both girls and boys who are bought and sold for profit

TRAFFICKERS FIND
VICTIMS THROUGH:
  • Social Network
  • Home Neighborhood
  • Clubs or Bars
  • Internet
  • School
AND LURE THEM
WITH PROMISES OF:
  • Protection
  • Love
  • Adventure
  • Home
  • Opportunity

TRAFFICKERS USE FEAR, VIOLENCE, INTIMIDATION, and threats to ensure compliance and meet demand

The common age a child enters sex trafficking is 14-16, too young and naive to realize what is happening.
Society may call it prostitution, but federal law calls it sex trafficking. Victims need help, not judgement or punishment.
Because of social stigma or Misinformation,

victims go UNIDENTIFIED:

SILENCED BY FEAR AND THE CONTROL OF THE ATTACKER

AND MISIDENTIFIED:

PIGEONHOLED INTO TREATMENT FOR ONLY THE SURFACE ISSUES

SO SEX TRAFFICKING VICTIMS
ARE INSTEAD TREATED FOR:

  • DRUG ABUSE
  • ALCOHOL ABUSE
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
  • DELINQUENCY
  • TEEN PREGNANCY
  • STDS
  • ABORTION

All masking the true need:

FREEDOM

SEE OUR IMPACT

A special thanks to Shared Hope International for sharing these stats.