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A billboard in Mounds View, Minnesota, put up by the nonprofit National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Sex trafficking isn’t what you think: 4 myths debunked – and 1 real-world way to prevent sexual exploitation

Children are not routinely being snatched from pizza parlors and sold into sexual slavery. Sex trafficking more often looks like ‘vulnerable people struggling to survive’ through sex.
A law enforcement guide to human trafficking sits on a table at a drop-in center for victims of sex trafficking in Washington. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

These are the customers who support sex trafficking in the US

Jeffrey Epstein may be the current face of sex trafficking, but buying and selling youth for sex is a common practice in the US.
Child sex trafficking affects more than one million children worldwide, many of whom are left to suffer in silence. Natalia Ovsjannikova/Shutterstock

Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest is the tip of the iceberg: human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing crime

Sex trafficking is the most common form of human trafficking. Globally, an estimated 4.8 million people are forced into sexual exploitation.
Hotels and motels along major highways are common spots for sex trafficking. Ken Stocker/shutterstock.com

4 questions answered on sex trafficking in the US

While there’s still a great deal that is unknown about sex trafficking, research studies and nonprofits have been able to gather telling data on this industry’s victims and perpetrators.

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