What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery.  Victims are controlled and forced to perform labor, or are sexually exploited, or both.  Children under age 18 induced into commercial sex are victims of human trafficking whether or not traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion.  The legal definitions for sex and labor trafficking are below

Under California law, children who are sexually trafficked, or who receive food or shelter for, or paid to perform sex acts, are victims of child abuse.  Sex Trafficking, or the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), is happening to boys and girls right here in El Dorado County.  Take the quiz below to find out how much YOU know about human trafficking, and to learn some new facts.

Sex trafficking

“The recruitment, harboring, transportation, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act, in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform, such act has not attained age 18 years of age.”

Labor Trafficking

“The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.” 

Quiz about Human Trafficking — what do YOU know?