Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

  title={Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking},
  author={Veronica L. Hardy and Kevin Compton and Veronica S. McPhatter},
  pages={18 - 8}
Domestic minor sex trafficking is a complex form of oppression and child maltreatment affecting children and adolescents on both the domestic and transnational levels. In the United States, the statistical account of minors who are affected by commercial sex trafficking varies because of the hidden nature of this criminal activity. Symptoms of trauma can result from such factors as forced subjugation, separation from family, and sexual acts with multiple perpetrators. Treatment relevant to this… 
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  • 2018
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