CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IS HAPPENING ALL AROUND US.

Be alert. Know the warning signs.

Don’t be afraid to speak up - You could save a life.


If you suspect you or someone around you might be in danger, or need someone to connect you to an organization/law enforcement in your own state call the National Human Trafficking Hotline:

1-888-373-7888

If you think you have seen a missing child, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24-hour hotline:

1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

For cases/situations involving minors in the state of Georgia – call the GA Cares Hotline:

404-602-0068



 
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Online Sexual Exploitation

A child who is experiencing onine enticement may be:

  • spending increasing time online.

  • getting upset when he or she is not allowed on their device.

  • taking extra steps to conceal what they are doing online.

  • receiving gifts from people you don’t know.

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Sex Trafficking

Possible indicators of A child who is a victim of sex trafficking:

  • A significantly older boyfriend/girlfriend

  • chronic runaway

  • special marks, tattoos, or branding

  • homelessness

  • substance abuse

  • multiple delinquent charges

  • new clothes, jewelry, or phone that cannot be accounted for

  • sudden change in appearance or behavior

  • Be fearful of police/authorities

  • Exhibit signs of physical and psychological trauma e.g. anxiety, lack of memory of recent events, bruising, untreated conditions

  • Have limited freedom of movement, because they are being watched

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Child Abuse

A child who is being sexually abused is often forced to perform the “services” by an older person in a position of power or trust. The abuser may also coerce the child through some form of a favor, such as alcohol, drugs, attention or gifts. You may notice a child that is:

  • Often going missing

  • Showing evidence of physical/sexual assault (including STD’s)

  • Chronic runaway

  • Homlessness/street living

  • In relationships with significantly older people

  • Traveling with an older man

  • Secretive

  • Has unexplained money/presents

  • Experimenting with drugs/alcohol

  • Seen entering or leaving vehicles with unknown adults

  • Showing signs of low self image/self harm/eating disorder

  • Taking part in social activities with no plausible explanation