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Red Flags

Red Flags that a Child/Teen is Currently Being Sexually Exploited

There are many red flags a trafficking victim may display. By being aware and sensitive to the symptoms of this exploitation, you can help identify victims of human trafficking.

Here are some common warning signs.

  • Unusual restrictions at work—including long and unusual hours
  • Fearful of law enforcement
  • Not in control of their own schedule or someone always speaks on their behalf
  • Seems confused—lost sense of time, lack of knowledge about their current whereabouts or even doesn’t know what city they are in


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