Did you know human trafficking has been around since practically the beginning of time?
In the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) the United States Congress called human trafficking modern-day slavery. Boiled down, by definition, human trafficking is inducing someone to do some sort of work or commercial sex act through force, fraud, or coercion. Except in regard to sex trafficking of juveniles. Under federal law any child involved in a commercial sex act is considered a victim of sex trafficking.
What is force?
Generally physical violence.
What is fraud?
A lie. A trick.
What is coercion?
Causing fear of serious consequences.
The TVPA states that coercion means
(A) threats of serious harm to or physical restraint against any person;
(B) any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform an act would result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; or
(C) the abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process.