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April 2, 2014
Location: Canton United Methodist Church
HUMAN TRAFFICKING PRESENTATIONReturn to event list.
APRIL 2, 2014, 7:00 P.M. @ Canton United Methodist Church, 41 Court Street, Canton, NY,
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. As defined under U.S. federal law, victims of human trafficking include children involved in the sex trade, adults age 18 or over who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of "labor or services," such as domestic workers held in a home, or farm-workers forced to labor against their will. The factors that each of these situations have in common are elements of force, fraud, or coercion that are used to control people. Then, that control is tied to inducing someone into commercial sex acts, or labor or services. Numerous people in the field have summed up the concept of human trafficking as "compelled service."
Every year, human traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits by victimizing millions of people around the world, and here in the United States. Human trafficking is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world.
Homeland Security Investigator Special Agents Juan Adames and Timothy Losito will present information about this LOCAL & GLOBAL problem. This presentation is sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Canton UMC and is open to all churches and the general public .This is appropriate for adults only.
Because human trafficking is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries, the U.S. government and academic researchers are currently working on an up-to-date estimate of the total number of trafficked persons in the United States annually.
With 100,000 children estimated to be in the sex trade in the United States each year, it is clear that the total number of human trafficking victims in the U.S. reaches into the hundreds of thousands when estimates of both adults and minors and sex trafficking and labor trafficking are aggregated.
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