Lawyers For The Victims of Sex and Human Trafficking
Are You a Victim of Sex Trafficking? We Are Here to Help. Call Our Hotline To Speak To A Specially-Trained Attorney Advocate 24/7
We understand that you might feel helpless and trapped. We are here to help, call us; it’s free and confidential.
You may be eligible for financial compensation from third parties like hotels, casinos, transportation services, or similar who profited from your situation–turned a blind-eye and enabled someone to exploit you.
What Is Sex Trafficking?
Sex and human trafficking is considered modern-day slavery, with more slaves today than at any other time in history. Victims are forced or manipulated into having sex or related acts while another person benefits financially. Sex trafficking is a crime, punishable by law.
Sex trafficking takes on a variety of different forms, the U.S. Department of State describes it as the “act of recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining a person for compelled labor or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud or coercion.”
Are You A Victim?
Sex trafficking is a different kind of slavery taking place in hotels, casinos, resorts, nightclubs, truck stops, and other establishments. This practice is flourishing in your community and these establishments turn a blind eye to the acts—since it’s more profitable to do so than actually doing something about the problem. Traffickers often lure victims with the false promise of jobs or a better life.
Here are some tell-tale signs that you might be a victim of this crime:
- Afraid to Speak to Anyone. Do you feel threatened? Victims often remain silent out of fear that he/she might be harmed.
- Unable to Come and Go Freely. If you are locked into your premises and unable to leave freely, or remain indoors most of the time without explanation, this may be a sign.
- Showing Signs of Sleep Deprivation, Bruises, or Other Ill-health. Sex trafficking victims may be beaten if they refuse to comply with their captors.
- Checks Into Hotels Or Room Rentals with Different People. A sex trafficking victim might be seen going to various hotels or with different people or even people much older than them.
- No Access to Wages. Did someone other than yourself receive money (or something else of value, like drugs) from sex acts you performed?
How Does This Happen?
You may think you are alone and this is only happening to you, but you’re not. There are more than 21 million human trafficking victims worldwide. This is not something that occurs only in dark alleys in the far corners of the Earth. It’s happening in our communities every day.
Victims are forced into the sex trade for a variety of reasons, including false promises of a better life — perhaps in a safer place with a good job. They may be offered jobs as nannies, models, dancers, or waiters in vibrant cities that seem to present the opportunity to break free from the chains of poverty.
Instead, the traffickers use violence and psychological manipulation to control their victims. Many times the perpetrators say the victims have to pay back some kind of “debt” the victims owe. They might also threaten the victims’ families.
Those are just some examples. The problem of sex trafficking is pervasive and affects families across the socioeconomic spectrum.
Sex trafficking is a problem‚ a $32 billion a year criminal enterprise. Attorney Rob Levine of Rob Levine & Associates is here to try to help. It is critical that hotels, casinos, truck stops, and other companies be held accountable for allowing victims to be violated.
Help Is Available. You May Be Entitled To Compensation.
If you are a victim of sex trafficking, we may be able to help. We understand it can be difficult to admit or talk about; but it’s time to fight back. Contact us today for a confidential, free discussion. You may be entitled to compensation.