Sex Trafficking : A Modern Day

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Praise Ohabor
Social Change Paper
SOCI 1013
November 18, 2015

In current day and age, sex trafficking is referred to as “modern-day” slavery, where sex is sold through the use of forcible behavior, and the victim is coerced by those running the deals. According to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, the term sex trafficking is defined as, “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purposes of a commercial sex act, in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age” (Sex Trafficking.) Sex trafficking is a huge epidemic that is spreading all over the country and is ranked the second highest revenue intake in the world, falling behind the movement of drugs (Shively.) This modern day slavery consists of those that are over 18 and minors committing sexual acts for some type of compensation. Those that are under 18 are seen as victim of sex trafficking because they are minors (Sex Trafficking.) The law sees that those who are under 18 are seen as the victims, whether they were coerced or not.
The area of sex trafficking ranges from all ages and demographics. Men, women, and children can all fall victim to it. In this field of money, those that appear as vulnerable are the easiest targets because in most cases they are searching for someone or something to ease them of their misunderstanding.
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