In the United States, any minor under the age of 18 engaged in commercial sex acts is automatically considered a victim of sex trafficking under the law. Worldwide, false promises are ways in which traffickers bait and enslave their victims — both adults and minors.
Continue Reading Below Advertisement In the United States, keeping a person trafficked is a matter of constant vigilance "There was always someone watching me," says Christina. The process is often strangely cult-like, including total isolation from the outside world.
I went to prison and didn't even know we were at war with Iraq. I'd been so isolated from the world. That made his threats against them much more Modern day sex slavery, and thus made leaving even harder.
For the worst kind of pimps, Google is a much more dangerous tool than a backhand. He had pictures of my mom. Continue Reading Below Advertisement Still, she attempted to escape between and times, she says, most of which were shut down immediately.
Christina was too scared to tell her family what had happened. So when her pimp inevitably picked her back up -- ensuring her compliance with threats of violence -- she left home again without a struggle.
Continue Reading Below Advertisement In Eastern Europe, on the other hand, many victims don't even consider themselves as being "trafficked. Which means they were bred to be prostitutes.
So you have whole cities dedicated to the business. They are sent all over Bulgaria, all over Europe to do this business, and they provide millions of euros to the organized crime rooted in Bulgaria.
Continue Reading Below Advertisement These women often get into the sex trade when they're still too young to consent. By the time they're adults they may say they "consent" to do the work Even if you get a girl away from a situation, drag the girls out, and rescue them, it takes years for girls to realize they're trafficked.
What is trafficking when your whole family has been doing it? Eventually they're too old to make money -- at which point, they're out on the streets. One of the top five countries in Europe with the most victims of sex trafficking is the goddamn Netherlandsa nation that's about as First World as they come.
Continue Reading Below Advertisement The girls who are groomed and moved to other countries lose control of their own travel documents in the process -- that's part of what keeps them from escaping.
In other cases, girls answer ads for what look like legit jobs in other countries like, say, the USA with promises of room and board -- maybe a service job that advertises for an attractive young female candidate.
Then, once they arrive, the victims get eased into the real job by the same process Christina did -- they're told they owe money and now have to "work" it off. Continue Reading Below Advertisement Kay says the girls she deals with are "typically sent to Greece first. Legal, but indoor brothels. Italy is sorta the same way.
It's not legal, but it is everywhere. If you can get a girl to survive through that, they'll send them to Western Europe. So if the girl is still under your control, you can put them out into the red light districts. As for how many girls are trafficked within the USA, like Christina?
The government doesn't even have an estimate. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police alone have recovered 2, victims of sex trafficking since So, here's the reality: If you've paid for sex, there's a significant chance the person you fucked was there against their will. Continue Reading Below Why do we know so little about this problem?
Well, it didn't exactly go well.
Her very first customer turned out to be casino security. In the moment I wanted to give him a hug. He was like, come down to the security office and we'll talk.
When we got down there he sat down, and on the wall was a list of girls they'd 86'd for prostitution. He said, 'If you come back in for any reason, you can go to jail for trespassing.“Trafficking in persons,” “human trafficking,” and “modern slavery” are used as umbrella terms to refer to both sex trafficking and compelled labor.
When you hear about modern-day slavery, you probably picture some third-world brutality occurring in Africa or Southeast Asia (and if you just muttered something about your unpaid office internship, go ahead and slap yourself right now).
When you hear about sex trafficking, you imagine a gang of. Contemporary slavery, also known as modern slavery or neo-slavery, refers to institutional slavery that continues to exist in present day society.
Estimates of the number of slaves today range from around 21 million  to 70 million, depending on method used to estimate and the definition of slavery being used.
Since CNN has been shining a light on modern-day slavery. Traveling the world to unravel the tangle of criminal enterprises trading in human life. Amplifying the voices of survivors. Holding. 5 Ugly Things You Learn As A Sex Slave In The Modern World. Facebook. Twitter.
Google Plus. Stumble Upon. on the planet, lagging only behind guns and drugs. The vast majority of it is sex slavery, Remember how Christina's first day of hooking involved wandering around Las Vegas casinos in search of Johns?
Well, it didn't exactly go well. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States.