The US federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines sex trafficking as “The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age”. The commercial aspect of trafficking is critical to distinguishing between sexual assault and trafficking. There must be an exchange of anything of value such as money, food or shelter for a sex act for it to be established as trafficking. Children are commercially sexually exploited through prostitution, pornography and e...
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