Sex Trafficking

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Sex Trafficking
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There is No Such Thing as a Child Prostitute

Minors engaged in commercial sex are victims of sexual abuse. Any effort to minimize their experience or shift responsibility to the child is wrong and intolerable.

Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) are targeted by traffickers, groomed, exploited, and forced into commercial sex acts. They are victims and deserve a trauma-informed response that does not hold them responsible for their own victimization or crimes they were forced to commit as a result of the victimization.