Belize Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: Responsibilities of the Health Sector

The commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents is a crime that occurs when one of more people involve a boy, girl, or adolescent (under 18 years of age) in sexual or erotic activities in exchange for payment or any other reward in kind (clothes, food, drugs, etc.)

It includes any of the following forms of exploitation:

  • Paid sexual intercourse and activities
  • The production and distribution of child or adolescent pornography
  • Participation in public or private sex shows
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