Warning Signs of Sex Trafficking Recognize the Signs.

Studies indicate that there are up to 8,000 victims of sex trafficking every year in San Diego. The average age of entry into sex trafficking in San Diego is 16.

Warning signs for parents, teachers and others to watch for could include:

Running away from home.

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Truancy, chronic absenteeism

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Rumors among students regarding sex activities

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Sudden change in behavior, attitude, or attire

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Claims of a new and mysterious/secretive "boyfriend"

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Use of drugs 

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Bruises or other physical trauma

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New cell phone or multiple cell phones

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Use of terminology related to "the life"

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Having friends or relatives who are, or have been, in "the life

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Prior history of sexual assault or domestic violence

Get Help

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately.

To get help for yourself or someone else OR to report activity that may be related to human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline, or text 233733.

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Child Sex Trafficking Awareness & Recovery

Child Sex Trafficking

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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