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1 Stacie Beckerman Assistant United States Attorney and Sex Trafficking Crimes Coordinator Gerri Badden, Public Information Officer United States Attorney’s Office SEX TRAFFICKING IN OREGON

2 WHAT IS SEX TRAFFICKING?

3 Commercial sexual exploitation - Minors - Force, fraud, coercion DEFINITION

4 ● 469 children trafficked in Portland in past 4 years RECENT STUDY

5 ● Average age: 15.5 RECENT STUDY

6 RECRUITMENT

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14 ● Any kid can be trafficked ● Some commonalities - Runaways/homeless - Prior exploitation - Prior sexual abuse - Drug abuse - Self esteem issues - Mental health issues - Not in school VICTIMS

15 TACTICS

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20 THE UGLY TRUTH

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26 ● Death rate for prostitutes high (204 out of 100,000) ● Physical attacks approximately once/month STATISTIC

27 LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE

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29 ● FBI ● PPB ● Other local police agencies ● U.S. Attorney’s Office ● DA’s Office FBI TASK FORCE

30 ● Victim-centered ● Sting operations ● Monitor Internet LAW ENFORCEMENT STRATEGY

31 CONSEQUENCES

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33  10 year mandatory minimum sentence  Maximum sentence: LIFE  Sex offender registration: LIFE SEX TRAFFICKING A MINOR

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36 JUSTICE

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40 -Tattoos (branding) -Gucci, Louis Vuitton -“Daddy” “P” “Wifey” “F with him” -Weekend travel -Hotels -Multiple cell phones SIGNS

41 Be. A. Friend. Be. A. Hero. HOW CAN STUDENTS HELP EACH OTHER?

42 polarisproject.org sarcoregon.org HOW CAN I HELP?

43  911  FBI:  Children of the Night 24-hr hotline: NEED HELP?

44 Stacie Beckerman, AUSA Gerri Badden, PIO QUESTIONS?

45 Thank you.


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