Abandoned Abused & Restored is dedicated to bringing awareness to and ending sexual exploitation, slavery, and trafficking of girls, boys, and young women.
Abandoned Abused & Restored is committed to addressing the complex issues of commercial sexual exploitation through prevention, education, and restoration of hope to damaged lives.
Abandoned Abused & Restored also educates the public about what sexual exploitation is:
Child sexual abuse , exploitation, and child molestation are forms of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation.
Forms of child sexual abuse include asking or pressuring a child to engage in sexual activities (regardless of the outcome), indecent exposure, (of the genitals, female breasts etc.) to a child with intent to gratify their own sexual desires to intimidate or “groom” the child. There can be physical sexual contact with a child, or using a child to produce child pornography. There may or may not be an exchange of money or gifts to the child for such sexual “favors.
Sexual exploitation is the sexual abuse of children and youth through the exchange of sex or sexual acts for drugs, food, shelter, protection, other basics of life, and/or money. Sexual exploitation includes involving children and youth in creating pornography and sexually explicit websites. Other terms that are used to talk about sexual exploitation are “child prostitution,” ‘slavery,” and “youth sex trade.” We use the terms “sexual exploitation” or “commercial sexual exploitation” to acknowledge that the use of children and youth for sexual acts is abuse and is inherently exploitative.
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