Sex Trafficking

If your safety is in question, there are places you can call for immediate assistance.

Sacred Heart Family Services Women’s Shelter: 605-964-7233
Available 24 hrs a day.

Toll Free Crisis Line: 1-800-390-9298

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Police Department
(24 hrs a day) 911  or  605-964-2155

City of Eagle Butte Police Department-24 hrs a day
911  or  605-964-3777

Resource Links

Sacred Heart Center Advocates may assist Sex Trafficking victims by providing information and referral services.

It is against federal and state law to recruit, harbor, transport, provide or obtain a person through the use of force, fraud, or coercion to engage in prostitution, pornography, exotic dancing, or other forced labor.

Signs that someone is being trafficked:
    • Cannot buy their own food or clothing.
    • May be malnourished, embarrassed, or ashamed.
    • Can’t have friends, go to school, or contact relatives.
    • May have been “branded”. (burnt by cigarettes or forcibly tattooed)
    • May have been forced into drug and/or alcohol use
    • May have been beaten, raped, or blackmailed
    • They may have an anxiety disorder, experience depression, be in a constant state of fear
Sex traffickers can be anyone, there is no certain “look” to who they are.
    • They could be your neighbor, relative, boyfriend/girlfriend, or significant other
    • They may pose as employers or business owners
    • They may be part of organized crime
American Indians are the highest targeted race for sex trafficking victims.
    • Most victims are young females
    • Male and female children and adult females are the primary targets for sex trafficking