sex trafficking

noun

Legal Definition of sex trafficking

: the illegal business of recruiting, harboring, transporting, obtaining, or providing a person and especially a minor for the purpose of sex

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“Sex trafficking.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/sex%20trafficking. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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