Sex trafficking of professional people
Does it count as sex trafficking to move professional workers for the purposes of having paid sexual relations with them? Is sexuality of the parties relevant to this question?'
Sex trafficking is a form of modern slavery in which individuals are recruited, transported, transferred, harbored, or received for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The exploitation may include prostitution, pornography, sexual performance in front of an audience, or other forms of sexual exploitation.
Under international and national laws, it is generally considered sex trafficking if someone is moved or transported from one place to another for the purpose of sexual exploitation, regardless of whether the individuals involved are professional workers or not.
In determining whether a situation constitutes sex trafficking, the consent of the individuals involved is not relevant. Instead, the focus is on whether the individual was subjected to exploitation through force, fraud, or coercion, or whether the individual is under the age of 18 and is therefore considered a child and unable to give consent.
In summary, it is considered sex trafficking if someone is moved or transported for the purpose of sexual exploitation, regardless of the profession or occupation of the individuals involved and regardless of the consent of the individuals. The key factor is the presence of force, fraud, or coercion, or the presence of a child under the age of 18.