What Is Sexual Exploitation

Sexual exploitation involves someone under the age of 18 exchanging a sexual act for something in return. A sexual act can be exchanged for money, food, shelter, protection, love, acceptance, popularity, and anything else.


Some forms of sexual exploitation:

> pressure to send naked images

> pressure to engage in sexual acts at parties

> forced prostitution by pimps boyfriending or befriending youth

> sugar daddy/sugar baby relationships

> pressure to engage in sexual acts through online predators 

> selling of sex by girlfriends of gang members


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Quick Facts About Sexual Exploitation

Sexual exploitation is the most common form of human trafficking globally


100,000 to 300,000 children and youth in North America are sexually exploited each year


The average age someone is sexually exploited in Canada is 12-14 years of age


Pimps, who buy and sell people for sex, groom children under the age of 18 by friending or boyfriending them, creating a debt, and forcing them into prostitution


Pimps range from 13-34 years of age in Canada


One-third of sexual offences against children and youth are committed by another youth


Over 90% of grooming into  sexual exploitation happens online


Child sexual abuse images have increased by 233% in the last 10 years


Internet Watch Foundation found that Canada is 3rd globally for hosting child pornography on the internet

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recent news and articles

Sexual Exploitation & Human Trafficking (old to new)

Reza Moazami- First human trafficking charge in BC:   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/moazami-sentenced-to-23-years-for-running-prostitution-ring-1.3312627  


Michael Bannon- Second human trafficking charge in BC:  https://www.vancourier.com/news/court-hears-harrowing-tales-of-youth-prostitution-victims-1.23172424  

 https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/victim-says-her-time-with-vancouver-pimp-was-experience-from-hell  


2 charged with human trafficking Windsor Ontario:  https://blackburnnews.com/windsor/windsor-news/2019/05/01/several-human-trafficking-charges-laid-windsor/  


Montreal modelling agency head charged with sexual exploitation:

  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/modelling-agency-owner-sexual-exploitation-b-models-1.5103304

https://globalnews.ca/news/5182246/montreal-police-modelling-agency-arrest/  


Ottawa human trafficking charges 2019:

https://globalnews.ca/news/5122680/ottawa-police-arrests-human-trafficking-investigation/ 


A study from Ontario- student voices on sexual violence:

https://globalnews.ca/news/5122680/ottawa-police-arrests-human-trafficking-investigation/ 


25 year old Toronto pimp sentences to 5 years:

https://www.thewhig.com/news/crime/pimp-gets-five-years-for-trafficking-16-year-old-girl/wcm/c1a0839d-44dc-495e-b22c-44c31acbdef5 


19 year old pimp charged for trafficking underage girl through escorting:

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/pickering-man-charged-with-human-trafficking/ar-AAAS8su 


34 trafficking related charges to a male and female pimp aged 24 and 25 in Edmonton:

https://globalnews.ca/news/5263483/edmonton-human-trafficking-investigation/ 


46 year old Canadian predator charged for purchasing a 14 and 15 year old for sex:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/jonathan-pearce-sexual-exploitation-sentence-1.5128360 


24 year old Ontario man wanted for human trafficking:

https://london.ctvnews.ca/man-wanted-on-human-trafficking-charges-involving-minor-1.4427596


Man wanted for human trafficking charges. Found in Victoria BC:

https://www.cheknews.ca/man-wanted-for-human-trafficking-arrested-in-victoria-police-looking-for-potential-victims-561536/ 


Canadian government and  its response to human trafficking- an opinion article:

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/why-is-the-trudeau-government-failing-to-combat-growing-human-trafficking-problem/  


Conservative leader plans to address human trafficking:

 https://ipolitics.ca/2019/05/22/scheer-pledges-stricter-laws-revived-plan-against-human-traffickers/ 

 https://london.ctvnews.ca/scheer-says-conservatives-would-change-criminal-code-to-fight-human-trafficking-1.4432084  


Massage parlors- an experience:

 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/should-toronto-allow-more-body-rub-parlours-new-report-suggests-exploring-end-to-decades-old-cap-1.5143534 


Canadian woman arrested for human trafficking:

 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/saskatoon-woman-accused-human-trafficking-court-appearance-1.5175756 

 https://globalnews.ca/news/5401226/bail-granted-saskatoon-human-trafficking-charges/  


Teacher charged with sexual exploitation:

 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/former-teacher-david-harrison-90-days-sexual-exploitation-1.5191537


First female mayor of Amsterdam making changes to red light district:

https://globalnews.ca/news/5456004/amsterdam-mayor-overhaul-red-light-district/


5 arrested in human trafficking case:

https://globalnews.ca/news/5479753/5-arrested-human-trafficking-investigation-toronto-police/ 


Canadian female human trafficker:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-human-trafficking-jessica-vinje-trial-1.5203890


Jeffrey Epstein charged with human trafficking:

https://ottawasun.com/news/crime/u-s-financier-jeffrey-epstein-charged-with-sex-trafficking-of-underage-girls/wcm/bd9cbad3-506a-4018-a0d3-45d9c818a1c3


Female EA charged with sexual exploitation:

 https://globalnews.ca/news/5712703/karen-bagshaw-peterborough-teaching-assistant-sentencing/


One girl's story of her boyfriend luring her:

https://www.thestar.com/life/2019/08/24/how-teens-are-lured-into-human-trafficking.html 


BC pimp wants to make appeal:

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/convicted-pimp-plans-to-represent-himself-in-appeal-involving-disgraced-cop-1.4569081 


https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-thirty-one-people-arrested-in-connection-with-multi-province-human/?fbclid=IwAR1CA7V2jJxrmAoUNJ-TWZocbjppFpDmW_LnB6JJoetWUCx-QMoDbV0RXKI39 sexual exploitation charges:

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/winnipeg-police-arrest-39-people-on-sexual-exploitation-charges-1.4581513


31 charged in Canada-wide human trafficking sting:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-thirty-one-people-arrested-in-connection-with-multi-province-human/?fbclid=IwAR1CA7V2jJxrmAoUNJ-TWZocbjppFpDmW_LnB6JJoetWUCx-QMoDbV0RXKI


Online Exploitation & Apps

An explosion of online child exploitation: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/29/us/takeaways-child-sex-abuse.html


15 apps parents should watch out for:

https://www.ksdk.com/article/tech/here-are-15-apps-parents-should-look-out-for-on-their-kids-phones/63-f198e876-5341-4d10-8ce6-b41c97fead51?fbclid=IwAR2D4Egq6u95hp80vQP_iUJUq6ZbQg1NTDm1tyAWtcPNyWX9KFKhBlrpps8Study on effects of sexting:

 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/university-of-calgary-sexting-study-1.5178963 


Predators on the app Tik Tok:   

https://www.theepochtimes.com/child-predators-go-unpunished-on-popular-chinese-video-sharing-app-tiktok-report_2870526.html  


The hidden dangers of Roblox:

 https://www.websafety.com/2018/07/the-hidden-dangers-of-roblox-every-parent-should-know-about/ 


Fortnite and predator luring:

https://globalnews.ca/news/4484287/predators-fortnite-lure-children/ 


Child pornography globally:

 https://www.icmec.org/press/new-study-reveals-child-pornography-not-a-crime-in-most-countries/  


8 most dangerous apps for kids:

 https://www.netnanny.com/blog/8-most-dangerous-messaging-apps-for-kids/  


Police warn of 14 dangerous apps:

 https://news3lv.com/news/local/police-warn-parents-of-14-apps-that-could-be-dangerous-for-kids 


Instagram and predators:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/style/instagram-model-predators.html 


Largest child pornography site busted- Canadian man charged: https://www.thepostmillennial.com/largest-child-pornography-website-busted-four-men-sentenced-including-one-ontario-man/ 


Dangerous app shuts down:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kik-shutting-down-after-more-than-1000-child-sexual-abuse-cases/?fbclid=IwAR063IMjVK-Zc5nknCjs1vxNP4BI9m2PNhvsYxWFBvtfuzoI1LDDO_09ZBU