This is my third blog about human trafficking (aka sex trafficking) that is not only a local problem, but a worldwide one, as well. I believe it is such a successful illegal business, surpassing even the illegal drug trade, because of our general lack of education on the subject. Secondly, if there weren’t a demand for the product, it wouldn’t be such a money maker.
Traffickers are people who employ force, fraud, or coercion to victimize others in their desire to make money. These evil people will stop at nothing to demoralize and destroy the life of the victim. By breaking the victim’s ties to his/her former life, the trafficker gains complete control of them. This is sad because these kids, who are often runaways, were in search of a better life and often find themselves trapped circumstances that are far worse than what they were seeking to escape.