"My charge was to look at the policies in place and the practices in place," she said.
"I did not go into what any person may or may not have done in the past." Among the troubling policies she highlighted: "Over time, the practices of USA Gymnastics have not kept up with best practices in the field of child abuse protection, allowing for significant gaps and exposures regarding the prevention and reporting of child sexual abuse within the sport," the report said.
That’s when the predator can move in and begin to separate them from their safety nets. The buyers of sex from juveniles can be anyone – professionals, students, tourists, military personnel, a family member.
Domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST), which is the commercial sexual exploitation of children through buying, selling, or trading their sexual services, is happening in the United States.
Forms of DMST include prostitution, pornography, stripping and other sexual acts.
Sex trafficking is when a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud or coercion OR when the person induced to perform the act is under 18 years old.
A commercial sex act means any item of value is traded for any sexual service (prostitution, pornography, or sexual performance).
Domestic minor sex trafficking is the commercial sexual exploitation of American children within U. borders for monetary or other compensation (shelter, food, drugs, etc.).