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Human Trafficking

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What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is a modern-day form of SLAVERY. Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced laborCommercial sex acts may be induced by force, fraud or coercion or exploit any child under 18 years of age. Many victims are forced to work off a debt to the trafficker, and are not allowed to leave or contact anyone they know.

NOTE: Victims need not be transported from one location to another.
 

Who are the Victims?

Victims can be anyone!

What are some indicators of Human Trafficking?

How to Get Help/Resources?

 

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