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Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)

“There is no such thing as a child prostitute”

Commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) refers to youth who are trafficked sexually. This includes coercion of a young person to engage in any sexual activity or production of sexual materials in exchange for financial compensation or other gain (food, shelter, safety). By law, the exploited youth is not at fault for their involvement in commercial sexual exploitation. There are often many confounding coercive factors that lead to an individual being recruited and stuck in an exploitative situation.