ST SIGNS

Indicators of SEX TRAFFICKING

Some signs that an individual is a victim of human trafficking may be present if he or she:

• Has restricted or heavily supervised mobility.

• Has unexplained or unreasonable explanation(s) of injuries.

• Is under the control of constant supervision of another person.

• Is rarely allowed to speak freely for him/herself.

• Is always accompanied by a person of the opposite sex or an older adult.

• Lacks proper identification.

• Lacks the means to support him/herself or control money, in spite of long hours at work.

• Lacks meaningful contact with the community.

• Lacks contact with or is isolated from family and friends.

• Lacks permanency in the community.

• Has a constant appearance of fear, nervousness and/or apprehension

• Is controlled by another through the use or threat of violence to him/ herself, family or friends.