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WATCH: Human Trafficking – Too Close To Home

WATCH: Human Trafficking – Too Close To Home

WATCH: Human Trafficking – Too Close To Home

'Human Trafficking has no place in our community but would you be able to recognize a victim of this crime?

Timea Nagy is a survivor of human trafficking, an author, a public speaker and a social advocate. Her nightmare unfolded in Toronto after arriving from Budapest, Hungary in the hopes of finding meaningful employment. The daughter of a Hungarian police woman, Timea was held against her will in a cheap motel by traffickers and forced to work in the sex industry. Click the link to hear her story.

Human Trafficking means every person who recruits, transports, transfers, receives, holds, conceals or harbours a person, or exercises control, direction or influence over the movements of a person, for the purpose of exploiting them or facilitating their exploitation. This is done typically through sexual exploitation or forced labour. Human Trafficking is often described as a modern day form of slavery.

Some of the red flags that may indicate that someone is a victim of Human Trafficking:

Possession of expensive gifts with no source of income.

More than one cellphone. Being isolated from family or friends. Unexplained bruises and/or cuts. New circle of friends. Change in appearance. Loss of weight. Looks sleep deprived.

“Human Trafficking is one of the forms of trauma that when you really understand what people are going through and what is being done to them. If you believe in any kind of existential philosophy, I think it is as close to true evil as I have ever seen in my work with people who have been harmed by other people.” Says, Dr. Jaqui Linder, Psychologist, PhD, RPsych, CCT.

Peel Regional Police want to encourage parents to educate their children on healthy relationships, stay current with apps and social sites your child is using, monitor their social media and internet use and know your child’s friends.


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