Sex Trafficking

Define Sex Trafficking

Sex Trafficking is a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the United States. Sex Trafficking use violences, threats, lies, debt bondage, and other forms of coercion to compel adults and children to engage in commercial sex acts against their will.
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  • 1,581 (31.4%) involved minor victims
  • 1.5 million victims in the United States

Short term effects on victims

  • Threats of violence
  • Pain and suffering
  • Slavery
  • Lost of safety, sleep, hygiene and medical care, and food

Long term effects on victims

  • Diseases
  • Isolation
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Health problems
  • Physically brutalized to death

What to do to get better?

  • Find a way to run away
  • Talk to someone close to you don't just keep it all in
  • Go to counseling

Who to Contact

1 (888) 373-7888

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

SMS: 233733 (Text "HELP" or "INFO")

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Languages: English, Spanish and 200 more languages



Call 911


Sex trafficking: One survivor's story
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