Human Trafficking in America

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Human Trafficking in America Alexandria R. Bloom Northmor High School Human Trafficking in America Thesis: Many people are unaware of the amount of human trafficking happening in America. I. Victims II. Location and what happens III. Arrests, laws, and ringleaders IV. Money V. Escaping Human Trafficking in America Many people are surprised to hear that human trafficking is not just a problem outside of America’s borders and that it is becoming more of an American problem as time goes on. With only trading illegal drugs in front of it, human trafficking has become the world’s second largest criminal industry. The numbers are only estimations because most human trafficking is done secretly without many knowing, however investigators have identified some rough numbers. One million children are taken and sold as sex slaves each year throughout the world, but what is even more surprising are the numbers one hundred thousand to three hundred thousand. The numbers one hundred thousand and three hundred thousand are the number of American children who are taken and sold as sex slaves, just in America, each year. Some statistics for the state of Ohio, which are increasing drastically and becoming alarming, are statistics such as, one thousand youths are involved in human trafficking and three thousand are at risk of becoming involved. Many people in America are affected each day, in different ways, because of human trafficking. The victims, the ring leaders, the men and women hurting the victims, and the families of the victims are all examples of people who are affected, in different ways, because of human trafficking. Many people are unaware of the amount of human trafficking happen... ... middle of paper ... ..., A. & Western District of M. Child Prostitution and Sex Trafficking. FDCH Congressional Testimony. Retrieved from MAS Ultra – School Edition Database. Carr, Bridgette. 2009. Sex trafficking: An American Problem Too. Retrieved from CNN.com. End to slavery in Ohio. (2010, February 12). Blade, The (OH). Retrieved from Newspaper Source database. Olsen, L. (2009, April 28). Sex-trafficking ringleader gets 13 years in prison: Salvadoran smuggled Central American women into servitude at cantinas. Houston Chronicle (TX). Retrieved from Newspaper Source database. Roebuck, J. (2010, April 2). Fourth charged in Mission bar sex trafficking case. Monitor, The (McAllen, TX). Retrieved from Newspaper Source database. Sinco, Kelleher, J. (2009, September 9). Brother, sister plead not guilty to sex trafficking. Newsday (Melville, NY). Retrieved from Newspaper Source database.
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