Acts that occur in the underbelly of our global community can be shocking to many, but they occur every night and day right in our own neighborhoods. Sex trafficking, a derivative of human trafficking, is occurring in epidemic proportions on a global scale while the victims are suffering in silence. Sexual exploitation has taken the media forefront in recent years.' Much legislation has been passed to try to curb this illegal marketing of innocent women and children. Laws in various countries have been evaluated, studied, and researched and lead to the sad conclusion that these laws alone are insufficient in adequately providing the protection and relief so desperately needed by those victimized.
Page, Cheryl, "The Strong Arm of the Law is Weak: How the TVPA Fails to Effectively Assist Victims of the Sex Trade" (2012). Journal Publications. 295.