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Sex trafficking is a growing epidemic in the United States, and businesses ranging from hotels and motels to truck stops and even airlines are helping spread it. Many of these companies allow sex traffickers to operate on their premises, take bribes, and even hide sex trafficking operations for profit. Any business that aids or profits from sex trafficking is subject to serious legal consequences. If you or someone you know has been the victim of sex trafficking, the experienced sex trafficking lawyers at Napoli Shkolnik can advise you on the legal steps to take to ensure these companies are held accountable.
Call the National Traffic Hotline
If you or someone you know is currently being trafficked, get immediate help by calling the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. You can also text HELP to BEFREE 233733 or email [email protected]
Complicit third-party companies must be held accountable
These third-party businesses, such as hotels, airlines, or truck stops, that knowingly allow sex trafficking to occur on their premises can be charged with inciting criminal activity. By facilitating the continuation of sex trafficking operations, they expose themselves to serious legal and financial consequences. These companies are considered complicit because they are responsible for reporting sex trafficking activity, or even signs of it, in order to stop it. Unfortunately, many companies, in order to make a profit, turn a blind eye to these criminal activities and continue to provide their goods and services to sex traffickers. Therefore, these companies can be accused of partial responsibility for the sexual exploitation and the serious traumas caused to the victims of sex trafficking.
How Napoli Shkolnik can help
No one should have to suffer the atrocity that is sex trafficking, and to end this epidemic, justice must be served on all parties responsible. But in our current criminal justice system, the statute of limitations for sex trafficking offenses is only one to five years. That means the traumatic experiences of too many survivors are compounded by the fact that our justice system is unable to deliver the justice these victims deserve. Civil laws, however, allow victims of sex trafficking to sue third parties who benefited from their exploitation. Seeking damages from these complicit third parties can help victims receive more adequate compensation for their suffering, as well as ensure that these companies cannot help sex traffickers in the future.
Filing a Sex Trafficking Lawsuit
It is very common for victims of sex trafficking not to be aware of their legal rights and therefore not sure where to start in terms of filing a lawsuit. Napoli Shkolnik can help. Our job is to help explain his legal rights and the legal options he has to fight for the compensation he deserves. We’ll help you file a lawsuit and enforce your rights every step of the way so you can focus on recovering from this atrocity committed against you while we work for justice. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sex trafficking, request a Free Case Assessment with Napoli Shkolnic to get the right legal advice.