Runaways are more vulnerable because they have been separated from their support system
GLOBAL SEX TRAFFICKING: PART V – NORTH AMERICA
by T.K. McNeil
“Sex terrorism is the use of illicit sex, violence and threats to intimidate or coerce to the state of fear and submission. Sex trafficking includes the transportation of persons by means of coercion, deception and /or force into exploitative and slavery-like conditions, and is commonly associated with organized crime,”–Erika Klein, activist, writer.
Show Me The Money
Drugs, sex and guns are the three biggest organized crime cash generators
Poverty and the desire to get out of it can be a very powerful motivator, although capitalism can also be a motivating factor. For everyone who “pulls themselves up by their boot-straps,” as per the American Delusion, there are more who pursue a darker journey. Taking advantage of the freest of markets in the world. The one that is completely free of any regulation, because it operates outside the law. An estimated two-thirds trafficking victims in the United States are U.S. citizens. With foreign-born women, government statistics estimate between 15,000 and 50,000 are trafficked into the country each year. Foreign born sex trafficking victims for the most part come to the United States legally on various types of visas.
The Need and the Damage Done
The most lucrative illegal market is narcotics. It is the only vice to have a democratic government declare “war” on it. Some of the richest people in North America are drug dealers. As evidence of that fact, Massachusetts has just brought suit against the billionaire Sackler family and their company, Purdue Pharma. Massachusetts claims Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers personally and actively pushed their highly addictive narcotic pain-killer, Oxycontin on an unsuspecting populace.
Gang trafficking is usually much worse for a victim than an a pimp relationship.
Gangs are leaving the drug trade in favor of sex trafficking because it is deemed it is safer and more profitable. In gang trafficking a sex victim will be under the control of the whole gang. In such a situation, the gang members may sexually exploit the girl and also sell her outside the gang. Often MS13 gang members will tattoo a girl’s face to show ownership.
In other situations there is a single pimp controlling a victim, or a group of victims. The pimp will exploit the victim for his own sexual needs and sell her body to multiple customers. The exact dynamics can be varied and complicated. The victim becomes dependent on the pimp physically, psychologically, and emotionally.