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MeganMcMahan
Williams
English112
6April2015
HumanTrafficking
Tolawassevenwhenshewasbeguiledbyhercaptors.Shewascaptured,thentakento
livewithhercaptors.Whilethere,shewastotendtotheanimalsofherdetainers.Avarietyof
tortureswereusedonher,ifshewasnotableworkuptotheirstandards.Thiswentonforfive
years,untilTolawasabletobreakfree.Luckilyshewasabletoescape,buttherearemillionsof
peoplejustlikeherbeingtakeneachyearthatarenotthatfortunate.Humantraffickingisoneof
themostcurrentformsofslavery.Traffickersforcetheirvictimsintoharshlabor,and
commercialsexacts.Humantraffickingshouldbestopped,becausevictimsareinvoluntarily
subjectedtoworkingasprostitutesordoingmanuallaborwithunjustconditionsandlittletono
pay,aswellasphysicalpain,victimsareleftwithseriouspsychologicalproblems,anditalso
provideseasyoutletsforcrimegroupstogetmoneyandtotransportillegalimmigrantsacross
theborder.
Victimsofhumantraffickingareleftwithphysicalandemotionalpainthatisirreversible.
Somesignstolookforinthemare,obliviontotheirwhereabouts,unusualphysical
characteristics(asinbruises,cuts,wounds,etc.),avertingtheireyestotheground,andanxiety
whenmentioninganythingpertainingtothelaw.Anampleamountofvictimsarenervous,
overlycautious,andarerestrictedevenwhenoutoftheircaptorscontrol.Theyareleft

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vulnerableandfragile.Becauseofthis,victimswiththesedescriptionsareoftentargetedagain.
Thetraffickersnoticethesesigns,andusethemtofindtheirnextvictim.
Manyofthetraffickershavecoverupjobs,inordertogetpastauthorities.Human
traffickinghappensanywhere,soanyonecanbetargeted.Theywilldoanythingtogetmoney,
drugs,oranythingtofulfilltheirneeds.Traffickersareknownforlyingtotheirvictims.They
alsopromiseappealingfuturesforthem.Theyllguaranteethemfortune,andassurethevictims
andtheirfamiliessafety.TheNHTRCclarifiesthesestatementswhentheysay
Traffickers
promiseahighpayingjob,alovingrelationship,ornewandexcitingopportunitiesandthenuse
physicalandpsychologicalviolencetocontrolthem(NHTRC).
Whenvictimsdontwillingly
gowiththetraffickers,thetraffickersresorttoviolence.
Oneextremecaseofhumantrafficking,issextrafficking.Anyindividualundertheage
of18,subjectedtosex,arevictimsofsextrafficking.AccordingtoPattyEnglish,Toledois
identifiedastheThirdlargestCityforChildTraffickingandslavery(English).Anotherform
ofhumantrafficking,islabortrafficking.Labortraffickingiswherepeopleareimprisoned,
forcedtoworkasdomesticslaves,orinsomesortofindustry.Manygoodsthevictimsmakeare
thegoodsimportedtotheUnitedStates.Thepublicdoesntknowthattheamountofvictimsare
basedontheconsumerswantforaproduct.Themoreneedthereisforaproduct,themore
victimsthetraffickersneedtoabducttogetthejobdone.
Victimsareforcedtoworkunderterriblecircumstanceslikelonghours,sexualassault,
andmentaloremotionalabuse.Thejobstheyaremadetodoarehorrifying.Theimmensepain
theyareleftwithwillcausepermanentdamagetotheirfutures.Precautionsneedtobetakento

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keeppeoplesafe.Theorganizationsshouldbebroadcastedtopreventfurthercasesofhuman
trafficking.Victimsandbystandersneedtoknowthathelpisavailable.Refertothestoryinthe
firstparagraph.IfToladidntknowthatreliefwaspossible,shecouldstillbeheldcaptivetoday,
ordead.Victimswillnevergetoutoftheircaptorstrap,unlessourcommunitiescometogether
andprovideassistanceforthiscause.

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