22 U.S.C. § 7102(2) (2010) (Title 22: Foreign Relations and
Intercourse—Chapter 78: Trafficking Victims Protection)
In this division:
(2) Coercion. The term "coercion" means—
(A) threats of serious harm to or physical restraint against any person;
(B) any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform an act would result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; or
(C) the abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process.