5 Myths About Child Sex Trafficking in the U.S.


MYTH #1: Traffickers Are Strangers To Their Victims

FACT: Most often, traffickers are someone victims know such as extended relatives, family members, friends or in the case of young adults, someone they are in a relationship with.

MYTH #2: It Can’t Happen to My Child. We are a normal family.

FACT: While 60 percent of child trafficking rescued victims are from the foster care system or those in the child welfare system, it can happen to anyone. Hear Angela’s story here.

MYTH #3: Trafficking Mostly Happens in Poor Countries

FACT: According to a USA Today report about 10,000 children ages 13 to 17, are commercially sexually exploited annually in the U.S. However, other reports estimate that as many as 100,000 to 300,000 children are trafficked each year.

MYTH #4: Trafficking Victims Are Mainly Taken Across the Border Away From Their Home Country

While sex trafficking is a worldwide…

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