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What is the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)?
The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) is sexual abuse of a minor for economic gain. It involves physical abuse, pornography, prostitution, and/or smuggling of children for unlawful purposes. CSEC is commenly reffered to as child sex trafficking and modern day slavery. Although there have been efforts in recent years to better define CSEC, more needs to be done to publicize its existence and develop strategies to reduce its prevalence in American and abroad.
Free and Confidential Services SARC's CSEC Unit provides
- 24 Hour Support Line - 1-888 or 503-640-5311
- Law Enforcement Interview Accompaniment
- Emergency Room/Sexual Assault Medical Exam Support
- Pre-Trail Prep and Court Accompaniment
- Intensive one-on-one on-going support
- Resource Referrals to other services, housing, mental health, etc.
What is this fundraiser for?
Oregon's Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) has a unit that targets the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) crisis, otherwise known as child sex trafficking. CSEC is one of the most lucrative crimes in the world, tied with the arms trade as the second largest (US Dept. of State). The CSEC unit serves survivors of sexual exploitation in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, and Clark Counties in Oregon. The survivors that the CSEC unit works with range from 12-18 years old. By contributing to this fundraiser you will allow CSEC unit to improve and continue the endless battle against one of the most monstrous criminal industries our world and cities are currenting facing.
In the 2010-2011 year, SARC CSEC Unit opened 208 unduplicated cases on exploited youth, offering them and their support services. During the 2011-2012 year, SARC CSEC Unit served 267 unduplicated exploited youth by offering them support services. SARC provides these services to hundrerds of children and that number continues to grow. Please help us support the other survivors that have yet to reach out for services.