Eastern Shore
Human Trafficking
Task Force
Moving forward to combat this evil together
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National Center on Sexual Exploitation 2019 Dirty Dozen List

No corporation should profit from or facilitate sexual exploitation. 

Unfortunately, many well-established brands, companies, and organizations in America do just that. Since 2013, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation has published an annual Dirty Dozen List to name and shame the mainstream players in America that perpetuate sexual exploitation—whether that be through pornography, prostitution, sexual objectification, sexual violence and/or sex trafficking.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS A GROWING CONCERN
FOR OUR NATION,
THE STATE OF MARYLAND,
AND THE EASTERN SHORE.

033Mission Statement

The MISSION of the Eastern Shore Human Trafficking Task Force is to prevent and combat human trafficking (sex and labor exploitation) by encouraging, supporting, and promoting public awareness and action within specific communities and counties throughout Maryland’s eastern shore.

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A Definition of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is inducing children and adults to perform labor or services through force, fraud, or coercion. Human trafficking is inducing minors (under the age of 18) into commercial sex; or adults aged 18 and over into commercial sex via force, fraud, or coercion.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

IS NOW THE

2ND HIGHEST

GROSSING

CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE

IN THE UNITED STATES