Survivor Insights: The Role of Technology in Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

AUTHOR(S)

Bouché, Vanessa

PUBLISHED

2018 in Thorn

KEY FINDINGS
  • This report on domestic minor sex trafficking victims' experiences in the industry shows that technology is an increasingly common part of the trafficking experience, which includes the production of child sexual abuse material (sometimes called "child porn").
EXCERPTS
  • "The average age entering the life for those engaged in online prostitution and stripping is 14.2. The average age for those engaged in street prostitution is 13.8, and the average age drops to 12.8 for those reporting being forced into pornography production."
  • "Among those who advertised online, the most popular websites reported in an open-ended question were: Backpage (n=81), Craigslist (n=41), RedBook (n=8), SugarDaddy (n=6), Facebook (n=5), CityVibe (n=5), Tagged (n=4), Eros (n=4), and Erotica (n=4). At least one person mentioned all of the following sites: SugarDaddyForMe, SeekingArrangements, Lovings, SugarBabes, Fling, NightShift, DaddysList, Arrows, AdultFriendFinder, Eccie, MeetMe, MyRedBook, Zooks, eBay, Kik, PlentyOfFish, LiveLinks, Instagram, TNA, and Mocospace. Respondents also noted that advertisements were placed on 'porn sites' and 'dating sites'."
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