2014 | Melissa Farley Kenneth Franzblau M. Alexis Kennedy

This report describes the use of Internet technologies to traffic women and children into prostitution. It summarizes the history of online trafficking and the use of the Internet for advertising prostitution locally, regionally, and internationally. It provides examples of sex buyers, pimps, and traffickers, as well as the use of online classified advertising sites. It discuss what is known about the involvement of organized crime in online trafficking, and summarizes several successful cases brought against online traffickers. It describes public campaigns and educational boycotts against online traffickers and the development of online alternatives to the sex trafficking industry.