Dmst and CSEC

DMST: Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where the person is a US citizen or lawful permanent resident under the age of 18..

CSEC: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Sexual activity involving a child for something of value or promise thereof, to the child or another person where the child is being treated as a commercial sexual object.

Sex Trafficking occurs when someone uses FORCE, FRAUD OR COERCION to cause a commercial sex act with an adult or causes a minor to commit a sex act. 

A commercial sex act includes prostitution, pornography, and sexual performance done in exchange for any item of value, such as money, food, drugs, shelter or clothes. 

Traffickers/Exploiters use VIOLENCE, FEAR, INTIMIDATION AND THREATS to ensure compliance. 

Georgia sex trafficking

Hotline number

866-ENDHTGA (363-4842)

national human trafficking

hotline numbers


Text INFO or HELP to Be Free (233733)

"Commercial sexual exploitation of children (csec) is the commodification of children for the purpose of sex." - Susan Norris, founder of rescuing hope

It is a misconception that girls are willing participants in their own exploitation. Many times they are coerced and/or forced by someone they know and then sold to "pimps" against their will. Fraud, force and coercion are the means a trafficker uses to enslave his/her victims.