Human trafficking is when a person uses force, coercion, abduction, fraud or deception to control another person’s vulnerability for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts, or labor or services against his/her will. In general, human trafficking is a form of slavery where people profit from the exploitation of others.
Human Trafficking does not discriminate against financial status, race, gender, religion or age.
Vulnerable populations that traffickers target are typically runaways, children in troubled homes, loners, homeless, victims of domestic violence and people that are socially discriminated.
Sex trafficking happens is often thought that it only happens on the streets as prostituion, but it also happens in residential homes, massage parlors, sporting events, malls, truck and rest stops and online.
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Trafficking in Ohio