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The Problem Of Sex And Human Trafficking

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Sex and Human trafficking is the third largest crime industry worldwide (11 Facts). Millions of women, men, and children are sold into the sex trafficking business around the globe (Polaris). Victims of sex trafficking are often times forced into this horrendous job by the trafficker. Other times, as disturbing as it may seem, family members sell their relative into sex trafficking for money, usually due to poverty in their town (Polaris). Trafficking is a tremendous problem that is often overlooked. Sex and Human trafficking is taking the worlds global issues by storm, and we must put an end to this lunacy.

First of all, what exactly is sex trafficking? Sex trafficking is a system of modern slavery dealt with worldwide. “Sex trafficking is when someone uses force, fraud, or coercion to cause a commercial sex act with an adult or causes a minor to commit a commercial sex act.” (The Problem). Commercial sex acts occur when a sexual performance is attained for items such as money or food. A child under the age of 18 who performs a commercial sex acts is under law defined as a victim of sex trafficking. Some of the victims of sex trafficking are forced into prostitution, with no choice (The Problem). Victims can be trapped in the world of sex for years, with no way out.

Next, sex traffickers are extremely mischievous and lure victims in like a prey and predator. Traffickers usually offer things beyond imaginable to their victim, such as sweets galore and even a mansion.
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