Human Trafficking

The trade of humans

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What is Human Trafficking?

Human Trafficking is the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sex exploitation. There are two main forms of trafficking, Labor trafficking and sex trafficking. Trafficking is supposedly a modern day form of slavery, but not many are trying to help.

Who does it affect?

  • 14,500 to 17,500 people, primarily women and children, are trafficked to the U.S. annually.
  • Each year an estimated 1,078 Ohio children become victims and 3,016 more are at-risk.
  • The average age of a teen that enters the sex trade in the U.S. is 12 to 14-year-old.

Who are the traffickers?

  • Domestic street gangs
  • Traffickers can be foreign nationals and U.S. citizens

How do the traffickers find their victims?

    • Traffickers use social media and other online tools to recruit victims and, in the case of sex trafficking, find and communicate with customers.
    • Many victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children.

    What is a brothel?

    A brothel is a house where men can visit prostitutes.

    Many brothels are disguised as massage businesses. Fake massage businesses frequently operate in strip malls, office buildings, and sometimes, residential homes, in urban, suburban, and rural areas in across the United States

    What happens when girl disobeys her pimps rules?

    • Girls were beaten on the back of their hands, head, arms and toes with baseball bats, pipes, two-by-fours and hammers.
    • The girls may have been branded with irons, burned with acid, pistol whipped, tied up and then gang raped.
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