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What is Sex Trafficking?

The more and more people that I come into contact with, ask me the same thing…”Isn’t human sex trafficking kidnapping children and women and smuggling them out of the U.S. into another country?” My answer is always, “Yes”, that is correct. Then I tell them that it happens right here in the U.S. and in my home state of Nebraska.

So I thought that putting the definition on my Facebook page would help those who are not sure what it is or think that this kind of thing doesn’t happen in your hometown;

What is sex trafficking? Sex trafficking is a specific category of human trafficking in which people are sexually exploited by means of force, fraud or coercion. By law, sex trafficking includes commercial sexual exploitation of children, meaning that anyone under the age of 18 who is working in the sex industry is a trafficking victim even if there is no force or coercion present. This is important since the average age of entrance into the commercial sex industry in the U.S. is between 12-14 years old.
In 2000 the United States made human trafficking a federal crime with the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). Nebraska also passed a law in 2006 that made human trafficking illegal, although there are many limitations in the law that make it hard to enforce and prosecute traffickers. This issue matters because of the injustice it causes to those who become victims of this monstrous crime.

What needs to happen?
1. They need your prayers!
2. Increased rescues of trafficking victims and prosecutions of traffickers.
3. People freed from slavery must be treated as victims of crime, not criminals.
4. The demand for modern-day slaves must be stopped. When people quit buying victims, or quit using victims for pleasure or profit, the market for the trade in human life will dry up.

If you or someone you know is being trafficked or to report a tip or something that you have seen that is suspicious, there is a national hotline number that you can call or text…….
1 (888) 373-7888
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
SMS: 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”)
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven–as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.” – Luke 7:47

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