Persuasive Essay On Sex Trafficking

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Although millions of innocent females fall victim to the despicable realm of sex trafficking, only a negligible percentage is recovered. Sex trafficking occurs when individuals are forced to perform sexual acts without reimbursement; traffickers beat, torture, and emotionally abuse their victims into obedience. Traffickers use cunning methods to both hide their operations and force their victims into a life of submission. In a perfect world, human trafficking would be easily obliterated. However, sexual exploitation of individuals being trafficked throughout the world cannot be eradicated due to governmental corruption and cunning trafficking methods.
In the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) attempts to stop sex trafficking have proven inadequate. In fact, the FBI states, “Over the past decade, the FBI’s human trafficking investigations have been responsible for the arrest of more than 2,000 traffickers and the recovery of numerous victims” (“Human Trafficking”). While this data appears to show the magnitude of the FBI’s efforts to rescue enslaved females, they reveal the difficulty of catching traffickers. According to this statistic, the government has only had the capacity to prosecute an average of two hundred traffickers per year, a very low number compared to the possible number of traffickers. If the United States government could stop trafficking, this number would be significantly higher. Also, the FBI asserts the “most effective way to

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