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.