Trafficking in persons shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use by force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving and receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.
A child being groomed for a sexual purpose: Commercial sex work, sex shows, pornography, abuse through new technologies including online sexual exploitation with the use of web cameras, stripping, non-commercial sexual exploitation and marriage for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Sexual violence against children is recognized internationally as the most severe violation of their human rights and the worst form of child abuse and exploitation. It can have severe, long-term and even life threatening effects on a child’s physical, psychological, spiritual, emotional and social development.