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Trafficking is any time someone is forced, tricked, or manipulated into a commercial sex act. It is not typically being physically tied or chained up.


Fast Facts:

  • The average age of entry into the commercial sex industry is just 12-14 years old.
  • Trafficking in the US is often a person who acts like a “boyfriend” to a female, and then prepares her or tricks or forces her into dancing in a club, or do other sex acts for money. It can also be a parent or other authority figure who uses their position of influence to coerce someone into a sex act.


In a 2010 report on ABC News: Nightline, the national program revealed the horrific problem that the City of Portland has with child sex trafficking. Please click on the link below to watch the video.

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