5 Things to Know about Human Trafficking

District Attorney Summer Stephan shares 5 Things You Should Know About Human Trafficking:

– Human trafficking is all around us and it comes in the form of sex trafficking and labor trafficking. In Sex Trafficking, the traffickers commonly recruit their victims through “boyfriending,” which involves the predator showing interest in the victim, in person or online. He showers her with attention and gifts and makes her feel special until she falls in love and yearns for the fantasy life, he mapped out for her – but instead forces the victim into prostitution.

– In Labor Trafficking, victims are often immigrants that are promised jobs that are not real, that turn out to be 24/7-type labor with little or no pay.

– Traffickers are everywhere, they don’t look like a certain person, they don’t have a profile. Victims and traffickers come from every neighborhood, gender, race, and socio-economic level and it is a county-wide problem.

– Remember that social media is a place where traffickers recruit victims both for sex and labor trafficking. Each one of us has a role to play to protect victims from human trafficking.

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🚨If you are in immediate danger, contact 911.

☎️For immediate assistance, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. You can reach the Hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in more than 200 languages. All calls are confidential and answered live by highly trained Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocates.