The U.S. Department of State describes sex trafficking 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.”
Girls and women can end up forced into the sex trade for a variety of reasons, including false promises of a better life. Sex trafficking of young girls and women are a disturbing crime affecting communities everywhere in this country. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center has received reports of trafficking cases in all the 50 states.
According to the International Labor Organization, it is estimated that 4.8 million people, mostly women and children, were victims of the sex trade. In 2017, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimated that 1 in 7 runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims.
One of the main businesses that ignore the dilemma of sex trafficking victims is the hotel and motel industry. These are the first places that victims realize they are in trouble but being ignored. Hotels and other establishments allow this practice to flourish and this is an enormous problem. The Hyman Law Firm, P.A. is here to try to help and hold hotels, and other companies accountable for their actions.
The Hyman Law Firm, P.A. wants to stop sex trafficking, and one way to try to do that is to show these hotels, motels and other companies that they can no longer turn a blind eye to what’s happening under their roofs.
If you are a victim of sex trafficking, contact The Hyman Law Firm, P.A. today at 954-315-1780 for a confidential, free discussion. You may be entitled to compensation