Young people often find themselves stigmatized when they speak up about having been manipulated for sex, Claudine O’Leary, a youth advocate who has worked with young people involved with the sex trade for more than two decades, said. Parents can stop speaking to them, among other consequences.

“People start getting much more restrictive,” she said. “So any kind of freedom that you had is gone at that point. And then they start even bringing things up. So let’s say a friend of yours does buy you that or lends you a jacket, and you show up with that jacket, and people are like ‘where did you get that jacket?’ And so for ever more, a week later, a month later, a year later, people are bringing it up and saying like ‘I know you’re doing it again.’”…

Hub of human trafficking: underground sex trade thrives in Milwaukee, Zoe Sullivan, November 2, 2015

The Guardian