Sex Trafficking Crimes

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All throughout the United States, there is a major growing crime that is taking place that involves men, women, and children of all ages and types. This crime is known as Human Sex Trafficking, which is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. Globally there are over 4.5 million people that are being sold and exploited in the US in human sex trafficking (Google). Many organizations are set up throughout the United States and have brought up an operation known as “Operation Cross Country”, which is a nationwide law enforcement action that recovers underage victims of sex trafficking and prostitution (PR). Since the upcoming of this operation…show more content…
Men, women and children of all ages and races are able to get sex trafficked (“Human)”. Those who have gotten trafficked or are being trafficked are being controlled by a pimp. A pimp is an individual who controls the actions and lives off the proceeds of one or more women who work the street (Carter). The Johns (pimps) are recruiting young women and men by telling them that they can make a living by being a model in their business. They go to high school and college campuses, the mall, and many other places to fill in their recruitment (Carter). The pimps often go after people who are emotionally and economically unstable and are looking for ways to make more money, or are trying to get more attention by someone who “cares” for them. Johns are the ones who make the crime grow; they lure young people, and lock people into the business. Pimps are the main coordinators about what is being done with the victim, to where a new pimp is buying the victim off of the old one, like they are an object. Being involved in sex trafficking is one of hardest things to recover from. Victims that have managed to escape have told their stories as well as what it is like to be a survivor of sex trafficking. Victims have stated that their “pimps had made them stay in a tiny makeshift room, with no AC, and eight other people as well” (Woworuntu). As they are…show more content…
There is an organization called “Airline Ambassadors International”, this organization trains workers at airlines and airports on how to stop and reports cases of human sex trafficking (Fortin). They identify them by red flags that are thrown for instance if they seem anxious, fearful, avoid eye contact, signs of depression, unexplained bruises, relationship with dominant other, never is alone/someone answering questions for them, and much others (USCCB). There next step is that if they are able to get the victim alone they ask the following questions that are not too intrusive. For example, can you leave your job or home when you want?, or where did you get those bruises? (USCCB) If the flight attendants suspect that the person is being trafficked they take the following steps, ask them if they can help them find a safe place to go immediately, if time is needed to create an action plan to get the victims out of there situation, and then call the police immediately when they are to arrive at their next stop (PR). If the situation is life threatening they then take the next course of action on landing the plane at the nearest airport.flight attendants are the eyes in the sky to stop and prevent human trafficking from spreading globally and saving the lives of those being
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