Finding victims of sex trafficking

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  1. AliceInPain

    AliceInPain Well-Known Member

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    How do you go about doing this?
    Is there a pattern these traffickers stick to when they pass the girls on?
    Is there a pattern these traffickers stick to when they want to get rid of a girl?
    Are there ways to find these girls once they are passed around?

    Would like to know.
    (Following Corinna Slusser's case)
     


  2. imstilla.grandma

    imstilla.grandma ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Believer of Miracles

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    What does sex trafficking look like?
    • Seeing the person in the same area every night at the same time
    • Walking slowly, acting as if they don’t really have anywhere to go
    • Having multiple phones, and checking them constantly
    • Hanging around gas stations/convenience stores by the street
    • Paying attention to the cars driving by, making eye contact with the drivers
    • Walking with a variety of women down the street
    • Going in and out of hotels, spending less than an hour
    • Condoms and sexual products in purse or pockets
    • Displaying excessive fear when contacted by law enforcement
    • Sex trafficking related tattoos on neck, chest, or thighs (money related, pimp related, party-related or
    aspects of ‘trust and loyalty’)
    • Looking malnourished
    • Blank, emotionless look in their eyes
    • Provocative clothing (even when pregnant)
    • A female walking or riding a bike with a male some distance behind her trailing her, sometimes talking to
    her on the phone
    • Waving to cars, standing on corner
    • Saying random things to strangers (especially men) to try to get their attention

    What should I consider suspicious?
    • Not knowing the address of where they are and not having any home address • Looking towards the people with her before answering any questions
    • No legal identification or the only identification is obviously fake
    • A young girl with someone much older
    • Reports no contact with their family
    • Previous citations for loitering
    • A young person walking alone at night
    • Sexual in conversation, sexually aggressive, fearless
    • Constantly being texted and emailed
    • If one person in a small group seems to be being watched over or controlled by the others, or ‘escorted’ • They do not make eye contact or only make eye contact with the people they are with
    • Large amounts of cash on them or no cash on them
    • Older companion(s) talk for them
    • If they run when you try to make contact
    https://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/252023.pdf
     
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    imstilla.grandma ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Believer of Miracles

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    SeesSeas FLORIDIAN

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    The Silent Victims: A Hidden World Where Boys Are Trafficked
    The Silent Victims: A Hidden World Where Boys Are Trafficked
    June 12, 2019 Updated: June 18, 2019
    NEW YORK—One boy was trafficked with his mother by her husband and held in captivity for most of his life. Another was lured through video games into a family that forced him to have sexual relations with them and their friends. Yet one more, a foster care runaway, was picked up in the street and offered a place to stay—in exchange for sex.

    These cases point to only a drop in the ocean of what many boys go through in the United States. Human trafficking, or “modern-day slavery,” is a broad term used to describe victims of forced labor, sexual exploitation or servitude, and forced marriages, among numerous other abuses. Trafficking is a problem that affects both genders, but many argue that among the victims, all aren’t receiving an equal amount of attention.

    Boys who fall victim to human trafficking in the United States make up as much as 40 to 45 percent of the total victim population in some cities, studies have indicated. Despite this, men are severely neglected in an already hidden problem when it comes to resources, services, and public awareness campaigns—which focus predominantly on women.

    Boys and men make up a “significant portion” of human trafficking victims, both in the United States and internationally, according to a 2019 annual report from the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. But due to them being overlooked, “many men and boys do not identify as victims or request services,” the report found.
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  5. burghl3zz

    burghl3zz yinzer in the big city

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    If you’re going to search for victims of sex trafficking, please take the time to become informed about what consensual sex work looks like so you don’t end up accidentally destroying someone’s life. Mad respect to anyone who wants to help victims, but I’ve seen a lot of folks with good intentions put sex workers in even worse circumstances by trying to help. Googling stuff like ‘sex work vs sex trafficking’ and ‘sex workers rights’ is a good start.
     
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    dotr Well-Known Member

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