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Warning Signs

Warning Signs

The following are warning signs that an individual may be victimized by sex trafficking. Just one sign doesn’t mean a person is being trafficked, but two or more indicates a high probability:

  • Current/history of physical, mental, sexual abuse
  • ongoing STDs
  • Self-harm/suicide attempts
  • Low confidence
  • Violent or aggressive temper
  • Secretive behavior
  • Change in appearance
  • Secretive relationship with significantly older/younger person
  • Gang activity
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Seen walking in known high risk areas

If you or someone you know is being exploited for sex, call our 24-hour hotline:


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