Child exploitation generally consists of conduct involving a minor that violates specific criminal provisions of the U.S. Code, or any sexual activity involving a minor for which a person can be charged with a criminal offense. Online, child exploitation includes :[u]sing computers and networks to facilitate the criminal victimization of minors."
Some of these criminal provisions include, for example, causing a minor to engage in a sex act by force; transporting an individual for purposes of prostitution or other criminal sexual activity; or mailing, receiving, and distributing child pornography.
- ↑ Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology To Eradicate Cyber Threats to Our Children Act of 2008 (PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008), Pub. L. No. 110-401, §2, 122 Stat. 4229, 4230.
- ↑ Cybercrime: Public and Private Entities Face Challenges in Addressing Cyber Threats, at 6.