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Understanding Sex Trafficking
Sex trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for commercial sex that is induced by force, fraud, coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not reached 18 years of age.
Force: Can involve physical restraint or bodily harm of any kind.
Fraud: Can include false promises, deceitful employment offers, withholding wages for services.
Coercion: Can involve threats of harm against the victims loved ones, bodily harm of any kind against any person, abuse of the legal process, withholding of documentation or identification.