Adults can be victims of sex and labor trafficking. It isn’t just minors. I know a lot of emphasis is put on laws to protect minors and to provide help for them, and that is a very good thing. But we can’t forget about the adults who are trafficked.
Just because you turn 18, it doesn’t mean you are safe from being exploited or hurt or compelled to do things against your will. Some traffickers are purposely seeking adults to victimize so that trafficking charges against them would be lesser if they are caught.
Adults who have vulnerable circumstances are just as appealing to an exploiter as a minor who is vulnerable.
Our compassion and will to help must extend past 18.