Child Maltreatment Definitions

Menstuff® has compiled the following definitions:

Child pornography
The Possession, Manufacture, and Distribution of Child Pornography
The Online Enticement of Children For Sexual Acts
Child Prostitution
Child-Sex Tourism
Child Sexual Molestation (not in the family)
Unsolicited Obscene Material Sent to a Child
Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Sexual and Spiritual Abuse
Reporting Abuse

Report Incident

Child pornography has been defined under federal statute as a visual depiction of a minor (child younger than 18) engaged in sexually explicit conduct ( 18 U.S.C. 2256)

The Possession, Manufacture, and Distribution of Child Pornography Child pornography has been defined under federal statute as a visual depiction of a minor (child younger than 18) engaged in sexually explicit conduct ( 18 U.S.C. 2256)

The Online Enticement of Children For Sexual Acts Use of the Internet to entice, invite, or persuade a child to meet for sexual acts, or to help arrange such a meeting, is a serious offense (18 U.S.C. 2425)

Child Prostitution Prostitution is generally defined as performing, offering, or agreeing to perform a sexual act for any money, property, token, object, article or anything of value (18 U.S.C. 2431, 2423(a).

Child-Sex Tourism. It is against the law for any United States citizen to travel abroad to engage in sexual activity with any child under the age of eighteen (18 U.S.C. 2423b). Individuals who partake in this illegal activity are subject to prosecution in the United States even if they committed the crime on foreign soil.

Child Sexual Molestation (not in the family) Child sexual exploitation (not in the family), also known as extra-familial child sexual abuse, includes all sexual exploitation of a child by someone other than a family member.

Unsolicited Obscene Material Sent to a Child It is an unfortunate reality of the Internet that children will encounter obscene material online. Many times, this material is attached as an image(s) or hyperlink(s) sent to a child in an unsolicited email or "spam".

To combat this problem, NCMEC takes reports on unsolicited obscene material sent to a child. It is a violation of criminal law for any person to knowingly or attempt to send or transfer obscene material to another individual who has not attained the age of 16 years (18 USCA 1470).

Please report any incidents where a child may have received visual depictions of persons engaging in sexually explicit conduct that is obscene.

If you are an adult who is concerned about adult obscenity not involving children on the Internet, please make a report to www.obscenitycrimes.org

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