Predators & Perpetrators

Pimps – usually male and target females, manipulative, may pose as boyfriend, unemployed with limited education (although have material success), often associated with other criminal activities, may have one or more “girlfriends”, exert total control. Lives off the earnings of a person working in the sex trade and who owns the sex trade worker and controls what she does and earns.

Recruiters – both male and female, similar age to potential victim, offer “friendship”. Seeks out and tries to convince another to work in the sex trade, on behalf of a pimp. They watch for youth who are vulnerable due to low-self esteem, poor family life, lack of belonging, and desire to party and use drugs.

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