Tag: age of consent

The Age Paradox: Sex versus Violence

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By the standards of international law and many national laws, a child or a ‘minor’ is defined as a person under the age of 18. In the United States, for example, sex with a minor is a serious offense as 18 is considered the ‘age of consent.’ What this has come to mean in trafficking terminology in the U.S. is that any person under the age of 18 who is engaged in prostitution is considered to not be in consent,…
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