Human Trafficking

What is Human Trafficking?

Human Trafficking is modern day slavery in which victims are subjected to force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of labor or sexual exploitation. It is a crime under state, federal and international law with victims of all ages including many under 18.

Sex trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises in the world generating millions of dollars of profit for traffickers. Force, Fraud and Coercion are the methods used by the traffickers to push/pull victims into lives of servitude and abuse.

  • Force – Physical abuse, sexual abuse, confinement, kidnapping, torture
  • Fraud – False offers of employment or lying about working conditions or a better life, confiscation of vital documents entrapping the person to stay.
  • Coercion – Threats against the victim and/or their family, threats of deportation, debt bondage, psychological abuse, manipulation, isolation, creating dependancies or fear of independence.