Created By: Jewell-Lea Gammill Logan Edens Michael Potter Sarina Pearman. Not For Sale: How to Stop Sex Trafficking. Sex Trafficking.
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“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.” http://www.polarisproject.org/resources/resources-by-topic/sex-trafficking
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.