The defense of consent cannot be used in a trafficking in persons case. 

However, it nevertheless is commonly raised by defense attorneys either directly or indirectly.  Warnath Group Practice Guide “The Consent Defense in Trafficking in Persons Cases” equips investigators and prosecutors with knowledge of the laws and strategies to effectively thwart and respond to attempts by defense counsel to raise the issue of consent.  This Practice Guide is available in English by clicking the button below, or in Spanish by clicking here.  

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