Beginning with asking sexting (nude pics), gradually becomes a situation often blackmailing an individual into sex trafficking and prostitution to keep those images a secret. Other times, a secret meeting is set up to where the child sneaks out to meet a new friend. If this occurs, it is common that the child will be raped. The predator tapes the rape and threatens to release the footage to family and friends, convincing the child that if they prostitute and accept submitting to trafficking - their secret will not get out.
Video Game Dangers
Traffickers want new victims for the game of sexual exploitation, but how are they to find them? Sure they can find youngsters at the mall, libraries, schools, arcades, fast food restaurants, and other places that kids frequent. But what other ways can predators gain access to children today? Traffickers have been using technology to acquire new victims. Building trust to have access with a child, a trafficker strategically manipulates a potential victim as they isolate them from others. They do this through secrets and attempt to prep them for sexual exploitation and prostitution. What appears to be an innocent online friendship, could soon turn into more.