Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) refers to a range of crimes and activities involving the sexual abuse or exploitation of a child for the financial benefit of any person or in exchange for anything of value (including monetary and non-monetary benefits) given or received by any person. Examples:
child sex trafficking;
commercial production of child pornography;
online transmission of live video of a child engaged in sexual activity in exchange for anything of value.
situations where a child, engages in sexual activity in exchange for non-monetary things such as food, shelter, drugs, or protection from any person.
“Ho`ōla Nā Pua, meaning ‘New Life for Our Children,’ was founded to shine light onto the dark criminal enterprise of sex trafficking, placing the health of Hawaii’s youth at the center of our mission and vision for our community.”