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Sex Trafficking

Updated: Apr 20, 2020


Sexual Violence also includes sex trafficking. Sex trafficking is a type of human trafficking and is a form of modern day slavery. Sex trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to make an adult engage in commercial sex acts.

  • Victims include people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, countries of origin, and income levels.

  • Victims are trapped and controlled through assault, threats, false promises, perceived sense of protection, isolation, shaming, and debt.

  • Victims do not have to be physically transported between locations to be victimized.

Learn how to recognize the signs of human trafficking by visiting the National Human Trafficking Hotline’s Recognizing the Signs website:

If you or someone you know is being trafficked, contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at or

call 1-888-373-7888 (TTY: 711) Text 233733.

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