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
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