Definitions of Human Trafficking - Idaho

Date: July 2020

Defined in Child Protection Law

Citation: Idaho Code § 16-1602

The term 'abused' applies to any case in which a child has been the victim of sexual conduct, including rape; molestation; incest; prostitution; obscene or pornographic photographing, filming, or depiction for commercial purposes; human trafficking, as defined in § 18-8602; or other similar forms of sexual exploitation that harms or threatens the child's health, welfare, or mental health.

Definitions of Labor Trafficking

Citation: Idaho Code § 18-8602

The term 'human trafficking' means the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. Human trafficking may include, but is not limited to, the use of the following types of force, fraud, or coercion:

  • Threatening serious harm to, or physical restraint against, that person or a third person
  • Destroying, concealing, removing, or confiscating any passport, immigration document, or other government-issued identification document
  • Abusing or threatening abuse of the law or legal process against the person or a third person
  • Using a condition of a person being a debtor due to a pledge of the debtor's personal services or the personal services of a person under the control of the debtor as a security for debt when the reasonable value of the services is not applied toward the liquidation of the debt or the length and nature of those services are not respectively limited and defined
  • Using a condition of servitude by means of any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a reasonable person to believe that if the person did not enter into or continue in a condition of servitude, that person or a third person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint or would be threatened with abuse of legal process

Definitions of Sex Trafficking of Minors

Citation: Idaho Code § 18-8602

The term 'human trafficking' includes 'sex trafficking' in which commercial sexual activity is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not reached age 18.

'Sex trafficking' includes all forms of commercial sexual activity, which may include the following conduct:

  • Sexual conduct, as defined in § 18-5610(2)(a)
  • Sexual contact, as defined in § 18-5610(2)(b)
  • Sexually explicit performance
  • Prostitution
  • Participation in the production of pornography