What is human trafficking?
Source: United States Department of Justice
Human Trafficking is a crime that involves the exploitation of a person for labor, services, or commercial sex.
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and its subsequent reauthorizations define human trafficking as:
sex trafficking - when a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion.
when a person under the age of 18 is induced to perform a commercial sex act.
labor trafficking - recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.