He promised me a place to stay.

He said this would only be for a little while.

He told me to call him, “Daddy.”

He promised me he loved me.

WARNING SIGNS: Traits of Trafficking

  • Chronic runaway
  • Homelessness
  • Significantly older boyfriend
  • Calls boyfriend “daddy”
  • Travels with older male (is not guardian)
  • Specially marked tattoos; “branding”
  • Unexplained and sudden changes in attire or material possessions
  • Makes reference to frequent travel to other cities
  • Substance abuse
  • Signs of trauma (physical and other)
  • Multiple delinquent charges

Young girls are commonly trafficked in strip clubs, truck stops, hotel rooms, and on online sites.