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Safe Harbour For Exploited Children Act (2008)

Defines a sexually exploited child as any person under 18 years of age who has been subject to sexual exploitation as a result of their loitering for the purposes of prostitution or their engagement in an offer to exchange sexual conduct in return for food, clothing, a place to stay, drugs, or a fee. Forms of commercial sexual exploitation of children can include images of sexual abuse (pornography), exotic dance or performance, cyber-enticement, sex tourism, and domestic minor sex trafficking. Safe Harbour law defines children who are involved in these crimes as victims, not perpetrators.


NYS Definition For Labor Trafficking

Compelling or inducing another to engage in labor, or recruiting, enticing, harboring or transporting another by providing drugs, with-holding or destroying government documents, debt servicing, force, or a plan or pattern of coercive conduct.