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Teen Sex Trafficking A Booming Business

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Demand Keeps Teen Sex Trafficking A Booming Business

Nov. 2, 2011 | By Amita Sharma

Demand Keeps Teen Sex Trafficking A Booming Business

The teenage sex trade thrives because of an abundance of consumers. Prosecutors are trying to cut demand by educating Johns.

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According to U.S. government estimates, thousands of men, women, and children are trafficked to the United States for the purposes of sexual and labor exploitation. An unknown number of U.S. citizens and legal residents are trafficked within the country primarily for sexual servitude and, to a lesser extent, forced labor.

Above: According to U.S. government estimates, thousands of men, women, and children are trafficked to the United States for the purposes of sexual and labor exploitation. An unknown number of U.S. citizens and legal residents are trafficked within the country primarily for sexual servitude and, to a lesser extent, forced labor.

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Most People Are Unaware of Sex Trafficking in SD

Susan Munsey, executive director of Generate Hope which helps girls transition out of prostitution, says most people are unaware of sexual trafficking in the region. And some can't bear to know.

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Man Talks About Sex His Trafficking Arrest

A "John" talks about his arrest for soliciting a prostitute.

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Missionaccomplished | November 1, 2011 at 11:03 p.m. ― 3 years, 1 month ago

14,500 - 17,500 persons trafficked into the US per year? I guess they are excluding all border crossers led by coyotes.

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Missionaccomplished | November 1, 2011 at 11:06 p.m. ― 3 years, 1 month ago

"The teenage sex trade thrives because of an abundance of consumers. Prosecutors are trying to cut demand by educating Johns"

Would this still be considered statutory rape? What do they expect to do, have the guys ask them for their ID's?

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