Commercial Sexual Exploitation Of Children is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs when any person under the age of 18 engages, agrees to engage or offers to engage in sexual conduct with another person in return for a fee or in exchange for food, shelter, clothing, education or care. This includes child pornography/exchange of indecent images.
Mandated reporters are required to file a report of suspected abuse and neglect (51 A) on behalf of child victims of commercial sexual exploitation. DCF is then required to immediately report CSEC to the district attorney and law enforcement.
A team of professionals will convene to cooperatively assess the needs of the child and recommend a plan for services.
Services provided for at risk CSEC youth:
Trauma Based Individual Therapy