Sex Trafficking and Terrorism
Sex trafficking has become a world-wide concern. Every hour there is someone getting tricked, scammed, and kidnapped. When President Obama was in office there was a news broadcast notifying United States citizens about several young women being kidnapped and held for ransom in Africa and other surrounding countries. The news was disheartening for a lot of people. Unfortunately, there has been little research done to decrease these concerns. Despite increased security measures and attention at borderlines there are new ways terrorist are capturing individuals. Technology has opened the lines of communication across the globe allowing people to connect for business and personal reasons. With increased technology, there is more opportunity for terrorist to make fake ads, create job leads, open social media accounts, video chat, and send instant messages.
Several individuals have been captured by applying for a job they thought was real. Sex trafficking can occur with any race and gender. The main target is usually placed on women and teens. This research is intended to identify common locations for sex trafficking, share the stories of survivors, and increase awareness. The information shared in this chapter can be used for preventative measures when using social media accounts, the Internet, and when traveling to other countries.