Belize Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Role of the Police

The commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents is a crime that occurs when one of more people use a boy, girl or adolescent under 18 years of age in sexual activities, in exchange for payment or the offer of purchase of clothes, food, drugs, etc.

It includes using persons under 18 years of age for:

  • Having sexual intercourse or carrying out other erotic or sexual acts
  • Taking photographs of them, making pornographic videos or films, and distributing this material.
  • Carrying out sex shows in nightclubs, bars, private parties, etc.
  • Transporting them outside or within the country for commercial sexual exploitation purposes.
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