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  1. 1. Human TraffickingOverviewSex Trafficking in the U.S.Fake Massage BusinessesInternet BasedResidential BrothelsStreet ProstitutionHostess & Strip ClubsEscort ServicesTruck StopsLabor Trafficking in the U.S.Recognizing the SignsInternational TraffickingTrafficking FAQsState-by-State ResourcesCalendar of EventsThe NHTRC Human Trafficking Report a Tip Access Training Resources Map Get Involved ContactVictims of forced street prostitution areparticularly vulnerable to arrest for indecentexposure or prostitution from their visibility onthe streets.Victims are expected to earn a nightly quota,ranging from $500 to $1000 or more, allconfiscated by the pimp.“Throughout the U.S., girls are being bought and sold by adults to adults. Girlsare sold on the streets, in strip-clubs, brothels, truck-stops and with increasingfrequency on internet sites like Craigslist and Backpage.”– Rachel Lloyd, Founder and Executive Director, GEMS.Humantraffickingvictims are oftenfoundinstreet prostitutionwhere they are forcedto provide commercial sexual services by acontroller or “pimp.” Pimps force adults andminors to sellcommercial sex onthe streets by means of physical abuse, threats,lies, manipulation, andfalse promises. Victims are oftenexpectedtoearnanightly quota, rangingfrom$500 to $1000 or more, allconfiscatedby the pimp. Victims are typically U.S. citizens,includingadults, girls, boys, andtransgender youth. Althoughlesscommon, immigrants may also be victimized.Aservice providerbeganworkingwith a16-year-oldgirl who hadrecently beenremovedfromasituationof pimp-controlledsextrafficking. The girl hadbeenwith the same pimpsince she was 14years old. The pimpcontrolledseveral underage girls, andhe forcedthemto prostitute onatwo blockarea. The pimpusedcell phones tomonitorthe girls, andwatchedthemfromacarwhile they solicitedjohns. A19-year-oldyoungwoman, who hadbeenrecruitedby thepimpwhenshe was 15, assistedthe pimpwith monitoringandrecruitingthe younggirls. Previously the 16-year-oldhadbeenarrestedforsolicitation, but herpimpalways paidherbail andshewouldreturnto him. Recently, she hadagainbeenarrested, but thistime she disclosedinformationabout the pimp, andwas referredtoashelterfacility forservices.*Basedoncalls receivedby the National HumanTraffickingResource Center. Identifyingdetailshave beenchangedto protect confidentiality.When does it become trafficking?Street prostitutionbecomes traffickingwhenapimpuses force, fraudand/or coercionto maintaincontrol over the personprovidingcommercial sexual services andcause the personto engage incommercial sex acts. Anindividual engagedinstreet prostitutionunder the age of 18is consideredavictimof sex traffickingregardless of the presence of force, fraudor coercion. Commonmeans ofcontrol include:Force–Physical or sexual abuse, ofteninthe formof repeatedrapes by one or more people to createsubmission;confinement to the residence;restrictions onmovement andcommunicationto family andfriends.Fraud–False promises of abetter life throughthe trafficker presentingas aboyfriendor caretakerfigure.Coercion –Threats of harmto the victimor victim’s family;threats to shame the victimby revealingthe commercial sex to his or her family andothers inthe community;verbal, psychological andStreet Prostitution E-mail PrintShareSIGN UP BLOG SEARCH LOGINABOUT USABOUT US WHAT WE DOWHAT WE DO HUMAN TRAFFICKING TAKE ACTIONTAKE ACTION RESOURCESRESOURCES MEDIAMEDIA GIVEGIVEconverted by Web2PDFConvert.com
  2. 2. Top ResourcesHumanTraffickingNational HumanTraffickingResourceCenterSex TraffickingintheU.S.RecognizingtheSignsTheVictimsClient Quotesemotional abuse;nightly quotas;confiscationof birthcertificates andother identificationdocuments;forceddependency onthe pimpor controller;rumors of or witnessedviolence at hands of traffickers;cycle of rewards andpunishments;convincingthe victimthat police/service providers will only see thevictimas a"prostitute" andwill arrest andnot assist the victim;threats of deportationif victimis aforeignnational.*The above list is not comprehensive orcumulative. One element of force, fraudorcoercionmay bepresent, ormany.VulnerabilitiesViolence and Assault –Victims of street prostitutionare particularly vulnerable to violence andassault from"johns." Althoughvictims of sex traffickinginstreet prostitutionare commonlymonitoredby acontroller or “pimp”, the controller is oftenless visible andtherefore more difficult forpolice to investigate. Typically, individuals victimizedby this network are also trainedto lie to policeandservice providers about the existence of apimp, andthey may present themselves asindependently inprostitution.Social Stigma–The negative social stigmaattachedto prostitutionis commonly exploitedbytraffickers inorder to prevent victims fromrevealingthe ways inwhichthey are beingabusedandhurt. Survivors of street prostitutionrecount instances where family or the public treatedthemdifferently, limitingtheir ability to findhelpandaccess services inanon-judgmental environment.Glorification of Pimps-Popculture glamorizes pimps inmusic, movies, andvideo games that aredirectly marketedtowards youth. Suchrepresentations hide the violent andabusive nature ofpimping, andoftenfail to describe the ways inwhichpimps engage inbehaviors that meet the verydefinitions of humantrafficking.Statistics SnapshotEstimatednumber of men, victims must have sex withdaily:1 –15 mendailyStandardquotaper night:$500 to $1,000 or more per nightMinors as youngas 12 years oldare recruitedinto prostitutioninthse UnitedStatesFor more resources onsex trafficking, click hereContactPolaris ProjectP.O. Box 53315Washington, D.C. 20009Tel: 202-745-1001Fax: 202-745-1119Email Polaris ProjectWhat We DoNational Human Trafficking HotlinePolicyAdvocacyClient ServicesTraining and TechnicalAssistancePublic Outreach and CommunicationsFellowship ProgramConnect Search Join Our NetworkPrivacy Policy | Copyright 2013 Polaris Project.Sitemap Loginsearch the site enter your emailconverted by Web2PDFConvert.com