Joan Smith

Profits of Sin

Slavery Inc: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking

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The victims of the pre-twentieth-century slave trade were largely African. In the twenty-first century, the victims have all sorts of ethnic backgrounds, but most of them are women and girls. The modern slave trade is known as sex trafficking and the victims are tricked or lured into the illegal sex industry, where the owners of clubs, massage parlours and brothels make vast profits. They are moved from country to country, often across continents, to work in forced prostitution. 

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