Human Trafficking

When someone (trafficker) uses force, coercion or fraud to illegally profit from someone else’s labor.

Types:

  • International and Domestic

  • Labor and Commercial Sex

  • Minors and Adults

 
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Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST)

DMST is the selling and exploitation of minors (11-17) within the United States for sexual services

- DMST is the most prevalent form of slavery in the United States today

- Also known as: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

The demographic Ransomed Life works directly with is Texas girls who have been trafficked or are at "high-risk" of being trafficked

Average age a victim is first trafficked is 12-14 years old

There are 79,000 victims of DMST in TEXAS alone*

* University of Texas School of Social Work, 2017

 
 
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Ransomed Life works in and around the area of San Antonio, TX.  San Antonio is part of a triangular hot bed of trafficking in the big state of Texas.  With Texas hosting the #1 place for child sex trafficking (Houston), San Antonio becomes a key area for traffickers and victims.