Resources: Protecting children from sex trafficking

Resources: Protecting children from sex trafficking
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When you think of child sex trafficking, does a story like this come to mind: “young girls and boys being kidnapped by strangers, forced into windowless vans, then driven to another city or state where they are kept drugged and chained in a brothel?”

The Polaris Project, a nonprofit that has helped thousands of sex and labor trafficking victims and survivors through the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, says while that has been the case in some situations, a study of press releases and online media reports from over a nine year period found that fewer than 10% of cases involved kidnapping.

Polaris believes being aware of the other tactics used by traffickers can help prevent other children from falling victim to sex trafficking.

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