I’m usually not one for ‘listicles’ because they’re usually only worthless clickbait. However RollingOut.com’s ‘9 things you didn’t know about sex trafficking’ is a listicle that’s not only informative but one that more people should actually see.
By all means please click on the link to read the article but there’s something from the article itself I wanted to discuss. Of course it touches on craigslist and backpage but I specifically wanted to talk about the following…
Girls get into the sex trade in different ways
Friends or family influence
Boredom (they see this as something exciting and new)
To afford a drug habit
“Boyfriend” tricks them into believing they will do it for the boyfriend if they love them
These are all true but I wanted to talk about another reason how underage girls are tricked into child prostitution. In the past I’ve called it the modeling scam where a pimp, or other predator, approaches a girl online and preys upon a girl’s vanity by telling them they can get them into modeling. A variation on that trick is where a pimp will promise their victim a life of money and glamour by working for them without telling them what they’d really be doing.
Other than that small addition the list is spot on and should be forwarded around on Facebook rather than ‘100 ways bananas are better than bicycles’ or some such crap.