Sex Trafficking

Created By:
Jewell-Lea Gammill
Logan Edens
Michael Potter
Sarina Pearman
Not For Sale: How to Stop
Sex Trafficking
Sex Trafficking
“Sex trafficking within the U.S. is legally defined as
commercial sex acts induced by force, fraud, or
coercion or commercial sex acts in which the
individual induced to perform commercial sex has not
attained 18 years of age.”
Who is affected and where this happens:
• Globally, “there are approximately 20-30 million people in
slavery. 80% of slaves trafficked are done so for the purpose of
Sex trafficking,”
• Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S.
each year.
• This happens all over the world, but here in the United States,
Texas has the highest amount of calls placed to The National
Human Trafficking Hotline.
• California has three of the nation’s highest child sex trafficking
areas, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.
• The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the U.S. is 12 to
14-year-old. Many victims are runaway girls who were
sexually abused as children.
• Sex Trafficking reportedly earns 32 Billion
dollars globally.
• Many “slaves” are kept under the influence of
drugs to keep them compliant.
• They are often beaten for not meeting their
expected amounts of service.
• This attributes to the amount of crime that is in a
society and to increased training and awareness
by local law enforcement.
Cause and Effects
• 4.2% of the world’s slaves are trafficked sex slaves
• Sex slaves generate 39.1% of slaveholders’ profit
• Human sex trafficking in the United States is a $9.8
billion dollar industry
• About 300,000 children are considered at risk for human
trafficking every year
• According to the U.S. Department of Justice, human
trafficking has become the second fastest growing
criminal industry — just behind drug trafficking — with
children accounting for roughly half of all victims.
• The FBI has identified the Washington, DC area as one of
the 14 major sex trafficking centers in the U.S.
• 100,000 American children are exploited through the
commercial sex industry each year.
• The average age a child is first exploited is 13 years old.
• Problem: our mothers, sisters and children are being
enslaved and forced to commit sexual acts against their
will and for the profit of slaveholders
• Solution: awareness campaigns and better safeguards
Problem and Solution
Example Awareness
• Always keep your guard up and take the time to get to know
another member before you make plans to meet them.
• It is much safer if you ask him to visit you rather than you
going to an unknown city or country.
• If someone is offering you illegal jobs in their country or
making other tall promises to you, don’t take the bait and
report the member to the dating site’s administrators instead.
• The USA has a public sex offender’s database where you can
type in the name of the person you’re chatting with online to
check if they have any history of sex offences. Check up the
database before you think of visiting your online boyfriend and
if the results are positive for sex crimes, you should probably
cancel your plans and stop chatting with the person.
How to Stay Safe Online
This is a problem that we can no longer ignore. This is not a
problem that only affects other nations and cultures; this is a
worldwide problem with no exceptions. The fast paced growth of
this industry means that the odds of someone you know being
abducted and enslaved is going up each and every year. Sex
trafficking is ultimately a problem of supply and demand. The
demand for pornography and sex is seemingly insatiable; this
great demand has created an industry who creates supply through
illicit means (kidnapping, abduction, extortion, slavery). We need
to educate everyone on the evils of sex trafficking and how
widespread the problem is, so that we can be voices for the
voiceless and defenders of the defenseless. We are all responsible
for putting a stop to sex trafficking.

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