Child abuse has several forms. One of which is trafficking children for purpose of sex and labor. Child trafficking is a heinous crime committed in every part of the world, as children are easy targets of exploitation. In United States, human trafficking is a federal crime where criminals are penalized harshly and can be given life imprisonment. Although children are trafficked inside and outside the U.S. borders, but internal or domestic trafficking is much more serious than the international one. Most of these children – runaways, homeless and smuggled – fall into the hands of prostitution gangs who make them work in strip clubs, escort services and brothels for commercial sex. Despite stringent labor laws, there are considerable number of trafficked kids who are stuck in child labor in America. The following infographic will help you understand the gravity of child trafficking issue in the United States.
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