Human Trafficking, (2C:13-8)
2C:13-8 Human trafficking.
1. Human trafficking. a. A person commits the crime of human trafficking if he :
(1) knowingly holds, recruits, lures, entices, harbors,transports, provides or obtains, by any means, another, to engage in sexual activity as defined in paragraph (2) of subsection a. of N.J.S.2C:34-1 or to provide labor or services:
(a) by threats of serious bodily harm or physical restraint against the person or any other person;
(b) by means of any scheme, plan or pattern intended to cause the person to believe that the person or any other person would suffer serious bodily harm or physical restraint;
(c) by committing a violation of N.J.S.2C:13-5 against the person; or
(d) by destroying, concealing, removing, confiscating, or possessing any passport, immigration-related document as defined in section 1 of P.L.1997, c.1 (C.2C:21-31), or other document issued by a governmental agency to any person which could be used as a means of verifying the person’s identity or age or any other personal identifying information; or
(e) by means of the abuse or threatened abuse of the law or legal process; or
(2) receives anything of value from participation as an organizer, supervisor, financier or manager in a scheme or course of conduct which violates paragraph (1) of this subsection.
b. An offense under this section constitutes a crime of the first degree.
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