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
- 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.