In order to protect yourself or help a friend, you should know the warning signs of domestic sex trafficking.

What are the Warning Signs? 

  • Has no ID

  • Gang involvement

  • Has a girlfriend/ boyfriend who is noticeably older and/ or controlling

  • Does not attend school on a regular basis and/ or unexplained absences

  • Unexplained costly gifts, jewelry, clothing, shoes and cell phone

  • Coached or rehearsed responses to questions

  • References made to frequent travel to other cities

  • Repeated sexually transmitted infections

  • Unexplained bruises, cuts or scratches

  • — Always needs to answer their phone and has to account for their whereabouts to their partner

  • Withdrawal or lack of interest in previous activities

  • Increasingly isolated from friends and family

  • Prostitution arrest(s) or loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution arrest(s) and different ages/aliases

  • Special marked tattoos (names or images) on the neck or back