Why is this happening in Shasta County?
Sex trafficking in Shasta County functions under the laws of supply & demand, just like with any business. If there is a demand for a certain product, there will inevitably be a supply to satisfy that demand. This is a root problem as to why trafficking exists in our county.
Below are issues that currently create a supply & demand environment in our area:
- Drug Abuse
- Absent Parents
- Men are willing to buy sex
- Oversexualized culture
- Perceived as victimless crime
What does it look like?
Sex trafficking in Shasta County takes place in a variety of forms and locations - all of which are typically facilitated through the internet. The below listed forms are all incredibly significant in our area.