Definition Edit

Child exploitation generally consists of conduct involving a minor that violates specific criminal provisions of the U.S. Code, or any sexual activity involving a minor for which a person can be charged with a criminal offense.[1] Online, child exploitation includes :[u]sing computers and networks to facilitate the criminal victimization of minors."[2]

Overview Edit

Some of these criminal provisions include, for example, causing a minor to engage in a sex act by force; transporting an individual for purposes of prostitution or other criminal sexual activity; or mailing, receiving, and distributing child pornography.

References Edit

  1. Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology To Eradicate Cyber Threats to Our Children Act of 2008 (PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008), Pub. L. No. 110-401, §2, 122 Stat. 4229, 4230.
  2. Cybercrime: Public and Private Entities Face Challenges in Addressing Cyber Threats, at 6.

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