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.
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.– Sun Sentinel (Florida), February 22, 2013 A foreclosed home in St.Albans was a house of horrors for two young women who were kidnapped, beaten and forced into prostitution allegedly by a man who picked them up off the street by posing as a john, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Aided by his girlfriend, 22-year-old Darcell Marshall, [Hikeem] Green allegedly imprisoned the two inside a vacant home on Springfield Boulevard for two months late last year, posting photographs of them on the controversial website – My Central (New Jersey), February 28, 2013 Women were lured from Asia and forced into prostitution in Arizona, Illinois, Virginia and Washington, according to a federal indictment. According to court documents, undercover officers were directed to the Amli apartment complex, across from Bellevue Downtown Park, after following up on an ad for "sexy Asian women" in the "Body Rub" section of
– KIRO 7 Eyewitness News (Seattle), March 4, 2013 North Texans Deundrea R. Attorney's office claims Miller and Brattain enticed the 15-year-old and then sold her into prostitution via numerous times between September 2012 and January 2013.The couple who kidnapped the 13-year-old girl were also charged with kidnapping and rape.– New York Times, 2011 Cristina was just 24 years-old, living in a rural farming village in Mexico, when Amador Cortes-Meza told her he was falling in love with her.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.They were convicted of using coercion and threats to force underage girls, some as young as 15, into prostitution.