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Overview of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is modern day slavery that touches every corner of the globe. This
multi-billion criminal enterprise is the fastest growing crime in the world. Human
trafficking involves both commercial sexual exploitation and labor servitude. The average
age of entry for victims is 12-14 years old.

Definition of Human Trafficking

The term “human trafficking” is used in common parlance to describe many forms of
exploitation of human beings. Human trafficking crimes focus on the act of compelling or
coercing a person’s labor, services, or commercial sex acts; or using children under the
age of 18 for commercial sex acts. The coercion can be subtle or overt, physical or
psychological, but it must be used to coerce a victim into performing labor, services, or
commercial sex acts. The laws against trafficking are rooted in the prohibition against
slavery and involuntary servitude guaranteed by the Thirteenth Amendment to the
United States Constitution.
The victims include some of the most vulnerable in society: abused children who’ve run
away from home, women with few job skills, immigrants who fear deportation or
retaliation against their families overseas if they speak up. For them, there is little hope
of escape.

Sexual Servitude

Sex trafficking is the use of force, coercion or deception to recruit, entice, harbor,
transport, provide, obtain, or maintain, another person for the purpose of commercial
sexual activities.
If the victim is a minor under age 18, force, coercion and deception not required in cases
of sex trafficking. Human trafficking, in the case of a minor is recruiting, enticing,
harboring, transporting, providing, obtaining, or maintaining, another person for the
purpose of commercial sexual activities.

Labor Servitude

Labor trafficking is the use of force, fraud or coercion to recruit, harbor, transport, obtain
or employ a person for labor or services in involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage
or slavery. Force, fraud or coercion must be present in case of labor trafficking involving
a minor.

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