WHAT IS CSEA?
Yearly millions of children worldwide become victims of child trafficking.
According to UNICEF, child trafficking is the recruitment and or transfer, harboring or receipt of children for the purposes of exploitation.
“Children are trafficked for forced labor, sexual exploitation and child marriages. Trafficking violates children’s rights and denies children the ability to reach their full potential. Child trafficking is accompanied by abuse and maltreatment. The children involved endure many horrors and the impact on their lives, even after rescue, is permanent and devastating.”
CSEA stands for Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: offenses in which adults victimize minors for advancement, sexual gratification or profit. These crimes are committed on-site (streets, bars, brothels, tourist areas etc.), online and/or through social media apps. Children are taken from their families or guardians by trickery or deceit, they are kidnapped, coerced or they just leave home and disappear e.g. after interaction with a stranger on the internet.
These children get sexually abused or end up in sex slavery: prostitution. Some of them get raped more than 20 times per day, day in, day out. Traditionally those forced into prostitution could sometimes be found back by law enforcement agencies or child rescue NGO’s in red light or tourist areas. But nowadays it has become harder and harder to track down the exploiters and rescue the victims, because more and more the children are sold for sex online and abused on hidden locations pre-arranged by the exploiter and his customer.
In the past the child sex predators were mainly preying on children from the poorest families or mentally weak children. But now every child from any background, even the mentally strongest, in possession of a smartphone or computer is in danger of being trapped by traffickers, exploiters or abusers.
The predators approach children ( “grooming”), become “friends” with them and then try to seduce them to a secret meeting or to share spicy pictures or videos. This is often the first step to “sextortion”: threatening to reveal these images of the child’s sexual activities unless the child does exactly what the exploiter or abuser wants it to do, even to leave home and disappear. These children are then forced to deliver personal sexual services, they are abused for the production of child pornography or end up in prostitution.
CPRC is specialized in fighting CSEA. Our civil research team tracks down child traffickers, exploiters, abusers and their victims. We combat child prostitution, production and distribution of child pornography and travelling child sex offenders who abuse children in other parts of the world. We do this research proactive and on request: Please ask us if you need us. Report CSEA! We help everyone, both private individuals and professionals.