Domestic Sex Trafficking
The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person through force, fraud or coercion, for the purpose of a commercial sex act.
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
Occurs when a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident who has not attained 18 years of age is engaged in a commercial sex act.
Commercial Sex:
the giving or receiving of anything of value (money, drugs, shelter, food, clothes, etc.) to any person in exchange for a sex act.
Pimp/Trafficker
Anyone who receives money or something of value for the sexual exploitation of another person.
John/Buyer
A person paying another for sexual gratification, control and or domination. The term “john” comes from the alias often used by customers in order to remain anonymous.
The Game
The subculture of prostitution. The game functions as a fully formed subculture, complete with established rules, hierarchy, and language. People who do not actively participate in the game are viewed as not understanding how it works nor understanding the people involved in it.
Facilitator
The support structure for the trafficking industry that enables and protects the criminal enterprise. This support structure may include a wide range of individuals, organizations, businesses and internet sites. Examples of potential facilitators include: Hotels, Landlords, Taxi drivers, Airlines, bus, and rail companies, online websites like Craigslist and Backpage etc.
Track/Blade
An area of town known for prostitution activity. This can be the area around a group of strip clubs and pornography stores, or a particular stretch of street.
Branding
A tattoo or carving on a victim that indicates ownership by a trafficker/pimp/gang.
Branding - Unchained
Branding - Unchained
Branding - Unchained
Branding - Unchained
Branding - Unchained