Intelligence Law Glossary - Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons

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Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons

Statutory Law

22 U.S.C. § 7102(8) (2010) (Title 22: Foreign Relations and Intercourse—Chapter 78:  Trafficking Victims Protection)

In this division:
   (8) Severe forms of trafficking in persons. The term "severe forms of trafficking in persons" means—
      (A) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or
      (B) the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.