That night, he took her to an apartment complex and rented her out to 14 men.
S.: One 17-year-old solicited on Facebook allowed [Justin] Strom to pick her up in his car at her home, but when he spelled out what he expected, she told Strom she wanted out.In response, he "slammed her head against the window of the vehicle," forced her to ingest cocaine, and slashed her arm with a knife, according to court documents.For interpreting the surveys cited in this research, here are some approximate margins of error based upon various sample sizes: * The word "trafficking" means to "to carry on trade or business, especially of an illicit kind." Contrary to a common perception, trafficking is not limited to illegally transporting people or products across borders but includes other illicit exchanges of goods and services, regardless of where they come from or where they are sold.  * "Sex trafficking," as defined under federal law 22 USC § 7102, is a "severe" form of human trafficking "in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age…."  * Under federal law, a "commercial sex act" is "any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person," and "coercion" means: • "threats of serious harm to or physical restraint against any person"; • "any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform an act would result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person"; or • "the abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process." * Under federal law, inducing someone under the age of 18 to perform a sex act in exchange for something of value (such as money, shelter, transportation, or food) is considered sex trafficking.Force, fraud, or coercion need not be involved.   * For those convicted of child sex trafficking, if the victim is under the age of 14 or if force, fraud, or coercion is involved, the minimum prison sentence required under federal law is 15 years, and the maximum can be as long as life. citizens/nationals, 14% were illegal immigrants, 1% were permanent residents, and 9% were of unknown citizenship.The 15-year-old girl managed to call family members for help while 18-year-old Matthew Gray and 19-year-old Janelle Butler were sleeping Monday night, authorities said. The girl ran away from her El Mirage home in September and met the couple through a friend about three hours after she disappeared, police Sgt. They took her to a park, bound her and had her gang raped for hours, police said.
– Associated Press, 2005 * Per a 2011 Congressional Research Service report on child sex trafficking, "It is more profitable for a trafficker to prostitute a child than to commit other crimes such as dealing in drugs." This is because "the commodity (child) is reusable" and "technological innovation has allowed traffickers to reach a wider client base and connect more quickly with buyers."  * According to interviews conducted by the New York Times with more than two dozen convicted pimps: "While most of the pimps said they prefer adult women because teenage runaways involve more legal risks, juveniles fetch higher prices from clients and are far easier to manipulate."  * Interviews with five ex-pimps in Chicago conducted by researchers at the De Paul University College of Law found that they knowingly prostituted underage girls: "They all claimed to be 18, but I knew for a fact that some were 15 years old." One said "as young as 15," another "as young as 14.
Prostitutes as young as 15 were routinely beaten and deprived of food if they didn't earn 0 a day selling their bodies, the Brooklyn district attorney's office found. Consuelo Carreto Valencia, a 4-foot-10, 61-year-old grandmother, pleaded guilty in July to smuggling dozens of women from Mexico and violently coercing them to perform sex acts.
Prosecutors said that Valencia was the matriarch of an extensive prostitution ring based in Mexico.
The victims were compelled to perform sex acts 12 hours a day and were subjected to beatings, rape and forced abortions, they said.
– MSNBC and Telemundo, 2008 A couple held a runaway teen captive in a hollow bed frame for weeks and forced her to have sex for money with people they found on the Internet, police said.
Nine of the ten ads contained language suggestive of prostitution, but one of the nine proscribed certain sexual activities and had a note stating, "I am NOT an escort." * In November 2012, researchers and investigators with Arizona State University, the University of Minnesota, the Phoenix Police Department Vice Enforcement Unit, and the Minneapolis Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit examined 1,332 new ads posted over a 12-hour period in the "adult entertainment" section of in five U. – Times-Picayune (Louisiana), February 7, 2013 Two of the juvenile victims in a sex trafficking case testified Thursday morning in the trial of Carl Campbell, a Chicago native accused of running a prostitution ring in Sioux Falls through violence and coercion. – Argus Leader (South Dakota), February 7, 2013 Two men are facing arraignment after being indicted on multiple counts related to a child prostitution ring. – (Tennessee), February 12, 2013 Detectives Googled the phone number used to register the [hotel] room, and sure enough - it was linked to dozens of escort ads online. – WWBT NBC12 (Virginia), February 12, 2013 [A]gents arrested Jessica M.