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Spotting Sex Trafficking

U Choose to Know Digest, 2019

Sex trafficking is using force, fraud, or coercion to exploit someone for a commercial sex act. Any minor involved in commercial sex is automatically a victim of sex trafficking whether or not force, fraud, or coercion were used.

A commercial sex act is doing something sexual for something of value. For teens, this could look like an exchange of sex for money, food, drugs, clothes, or just a place to sleep. Sex trafficking can look different for each person involved.

Check out this U Choose to Know resource for practical tips on what to do if you think someone is being sex trafficked.

Contributing Staff