According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline:
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will.
Sex trafficking has been found in a wide variety of venues within the sex industry, including residential brothels, escort services, fake massage businesses, strip clubs, and street prostitution.
Labor trafficking has been found in diverse labor settings including, domestic work, small businesses, large farms, and factories.
To learn more, visit the National Human Trafficking Hotline website
West Virginia Public Broadcasting produced a segment on human trafficking in our state. To listen:
W.Va. Officials Warn Of Increased Cases Of Human Trafficking
NBCNEWS.COM: Women addicted to opioids turn to sex work in West Virginia