Definitions of Human Trafficking - Oregon

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Defined in Child Protection Law

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 419B.005

The term 'abuse' includes sexual exploitation, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor
  • Conduct that allows, employs, authorizes, permits, induces, or encourages a child to engage in performing for people to observe, or the photographing, filming, tape recording, or other exhibition that, in whole or in part, depicts sexual conduct or contact
  • Sexual abuse involving a child or rape of a child
  • Allowing, permitting, encouraging, or hiring a child to engage in prostitution or a commercial sex act, to purchase sex with a minor, or to patronize a prostitute

Definitions of Labor Trafficking

Citation: Rev. Stat. §§ 163.261; 163.263; 163.264; 163.266

The term 'services' means activities performed by one person under the supervision or for the benefit of another person.

A person commits the crime of subjecting another person to involuntary servitude in the second degree if the person knowingly and without lawful authority forces or attempts to force the other person to engage in services by any of the following:

  • Abusing or threatening to abuse the law or legal process
  • Destroying, concealing, removing, confiscating, or possessing an actual or purported passport or immigration document or another actual or purported government identification document of a person
  • Threatening to report a person to a government agency for the purpose of arrest or deportation
  • Threatening to collect an unlawful debt
  • Instilling in the other person a fear that the actor will withhold from the other person the necessities of life, including, but not limited to, lodging, food, and clothing

A person commits the crime of subjecting another person to involuntary servitude in the first degree if the person knowingly and without lawful authority forces or attempts to force the other person to engage in services by any of the following:

  • Causing or threatening to cause the death of or serious physical injury to a person
  • Physically restraining or threatening to physically restrain a person

A person commits the crime of trafficking in persons if the person knowingly recruits, entices, harbors, transports, provides, or obtains by any means, or attempts to recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, or obtain by any means, another person, and either of the following apply:

  • The person knows that the other person will be subjected to involuntary servitude.
  • The person knowingly benefits financially or receives something of value from participation in a venture that involves an act of involuntary servitude.

Definitions of Sex Trafficking of Minors

Citation: Rev. Stat. §§ 163.266; 167.002

A person commits the crime of 'trafficking in persons' if the person knowingly recruits, entices, harbors, transports, provides, or obtains by any means, or attempts to recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, or obtain by any means, another person, and either of the following apply:

  • The person knows or recklessly disregards the fact that force, fraud, or coercion will be used to cause the other person to engage in a commercial sex act.
  • The person knows or recklessly disregards the fact that the other person is younger than age 18 and will be used in a commercial sex act.

A person commits the crime of trafficking in persons if the person knowingly benefits financially or receives something of value from participation in a venture that involves an act prohibited by the above subsection or §§ 163.263 or 163.264.

The term 'commercial sex act' means sexual conduct or sexual contact, as those terms are defined in § 167.002, performed in return for a fee or anything of value.

The term 'sexual conduct' means sexual intercourse. The term 'sexual contact' means any touching of the sexual organs or other intimate parts of a person not married to the actor for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of either party.