Sex Trafficking

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Sex trafficking is an old profession that is increasing rapidly. Sex trafficking is the most modern-day slavery. The means of trafficking is threatening or the use of force, coercion, abduction, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim. Trafficking is for the purpose of exploitation, which includes prostitution, sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery or similar practices. Sex trafficking can have psychological affects the victims including children. Sex trafficking is expanding throughout the world and is an enormous problem in today’s society.

In this century, sex trafficking is more common than ever. Although it is part of the oldest profession in the world, it has not gotten better; it has gotten worse. Sex trafficking is expanding internationally, but also expanding in the United States as well. Sex trafficking is the most modern-day slavery. Trafficking is not only slavery, but is also now one of the biggest businesses in the world. Trafficking is the fastest growing business of organized crime and the third largest criminal enterprise in the world according to Walker- Rodriguez A. and Hill R. “ Human Sex Trafficking”.

According to Walker-Rodriquez A. and Hill R. “Human Sex Trafficking”, mostly females and children are enslaved in the commercial sex industry for little or no money. The promise of a good job or a false marriage proposal may be enough to lure victims, stated by “Human Sex Trafficking” Walker- Rodriguez A. and Hill R. Victimized children are often runaway or unwanted youth who live on the streets stated in a 2011 report by Cox S. “What is Sex Trafficking”. According to “Human Sex Trafficking”, Walker- Rodriguez A. and Hill R. stated that victims of sex traffickers are forced into prostitution, pornography, stripping, live-sex shows, mail-order brides, mail prostitution, and tourist prostitution. Sex Trafficking may include escort and massage services, private dancing, drinking, and photographic clubs, major sporting and recreational events, major cultural events, conventions, or tourist destinations according to Cox S. “ What is Sex Trafficking”. Cox S. “What is Sex Trafficking also stated that victims of sex trafficking risks an addiction to drugs and alcohol addiction, physical injuries, sexually transmitted diseases, and forced or coerced abortions. To ensure the victims compliance, sex traffickers use starvation, confinement, beatings, physical abuse, rape or threats of violence to victims or their families or threats to expose their activities to their families and friends (Cox S. “What is Sex Trafficking”). Stated by Walker- Rodriguez A. and Hill R. “Human Sex Trafficking”, majority of these victims are runaway or thrown- away youths who live on the streets and become victims of prostitution. These children usually come from families who have been abused or from families who have abandoned them according to Walker- Rodriguez A. and Hill R. “Human Sex Trafficking”. They become involved in prostitution to support themselves financially or to get things they feel they need like drugs (Walker- Rodriguez A. and Hill R. “Human Sex Trafficking”). Other people are recruited to prostitution through forced abduction, pressure from parents or through deceptive agreements between parents and traffickers stated by Walker- Rodriguez A. and Hill R. “Human Sex Trafficking”. Criminal networks transport these children around the United States by cars, buses, vans, trucks, and even planes according to Walker- Rodriguez A. and Hill R. “Human Sex Trafficking”. Stated by Walker- Rodriguez A. and Hill R. “Human Sex Trafficking”, the average age at which girls first become victims of prostitution is 12 to 14 and boys 11-13. An estimated 293,000 American youths are currently at risk of becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation according to Walker- Rodriguez A. and Hill R. “Human Sex Trafficking”. According to a 2001 report by...
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