KNOW THE SIGNS: Child Sex Trafficking
Get more information: Visit the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING
“With the young girls, you promise them heaven, they’ll follow you to hell.” - A pimp convicted of child sex trafficking
Recruitment occurs at schools, malls, sporting events, concerts, trolley and bus stations, homeless shelters, neighborhood parks and online.
It is not specific to any socio-economic group.
WHO IS VULNERABLE?
Young girls and boys who have low self-esteem.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE SIGNS?
Truancy Hanging out with friends too often
Presence of an older boy or girlfriend
Inexplicable appearance of expensive gifts, clothing, or other costly items
Withdrawal or lack of interest in previous activities
HOW TO KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE?
Open communication is ke
Explain child sex trafficking to them
Know who your children are with at all times
Monitor what your children do on the internet
Establish ongoing dialogue with your children
Pimps prey on victims as young as 12 to 14 years of age.
Hot line for suspected sex trafficking of children (888) 843-5678.