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Human Sex Trafficking: A Form of Modern Day Slavery

By Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C.  Jan. 9, 2011 2:55p

Sex trafficking, which can be categorized as a sex crime, is a large problem in New York; the state's human trafficking law happens to be the most comprehensive in the country affording law enforcement new ways to combat this extensive problem.

Sex trafficking is something that many people are not particularly even aware of as it a crime where the victims are hidden from view and it occurs in places like massage parlors, brothels, in the back of bars and other places one may never suspect. In California, a sex trafficking operation was even found in a bridal shop.


Sex trafficking victims are pulled in through many avenues of promotion including:

  • Advertisements in newspapers and magazines
  • Advertisements on the internet
  • Illegal smuggling of people into the country
  • Abducting people from parties, homeless on the streets and so forth

Individuals are promoted to for jobs like modeling, domestic help, to name a few, and then get caught up in the trafficking rings, unable to escape. They are often drugged and confined to houses or apartments and heavily threatened if they try to escape.

Special Task Force

A special task force has been set up called the Interagency Task Force on Human Trafficking to help educate law enforcement and social service agencies on how they can help enforce the laws concerning trafficking and coordinate actions.

If you have been accused of a sex crime of any sort in New York, you need to contact a New York attorney immediately. Avoiding a criminal conviction is key to you maintaining your freedom - you will need legal advice. A conviction in this area can affect you for the rest of your life.

At the Law Offices of Brian Perskin, we are New York sex crime attorneys who have over 40 years of combined experience and skill in the field of criminal defense. We know what questions to ask and what to investigate in order to help build you a strong defense against the accusations made against you. Choosing a firm that is experienced with previous success in this arena is necessary if you want good results.

Contact a New York Sex Crime Lawyer in our firm and we will go over the details of your specific case at no cost to you for the consultation.

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