Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking within the U.S. is legally defined as commercial sex acts induced by force, fraud, or coercion or commercial sex acts in which the individual induced to perform commercial sex has not attained 18 years of age. Minors as young as 12 years old are recruited into prostitution in thse United States. The following documents summarize the framework of various sex trafficking networks, review the complex methods of control imposed by traffickers, and illustrate the challenges victims face in seeking assistance.

Materials Included:

  • Sex Trafficking Networks
  • Fake Massage Businesses At-A-Glance
  • Latino Residential Brothels At-A-Glance
  • Russian Driving Networks At-A-Glance
  • Domestic Sex Trafficking
  • Child Sex Trafficking At-A-Glance
  • Truck Stop At-A-Glance
For an overview of sex trafficking networks in the United States, click here.
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Client Quotes

"Thanks to Polaris Project, I have a job, a home, and many friends that help me when I need it. I am making a life of my own."


- Survivor of Labor Trafficking & Client of Polaris