Oregon Department of Justice

CSEC and Sex Trafficking

The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 defines sex trafficking as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for a commercial sex act. It has since then been revised in 2009 and also in 2015 to include the production of child porn, and that the defense of “I didn’t know how old the victim was” will no longer hold up in a court of law. It also acknowledges that the demand for commercial sex is the primary cause of human trafficking and that we will not be able to eliminate it without addressing the demand.

CSEC (The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) is any sexual activity involving a child in exchange for something of value. The child is treats as a commercial and sexual object to be used, sold, or traded.

For more information please visit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children or call 1-800-THE-LOST.

If you are a victim of human trafficking or believe you have information about a possible trafficking situation please call the Oregon Human Trafficking Line at 503-251-2479. For more information please visit the National Human Trafficking Resource Center or call 1-888-373-7888.

For related information please see Child Abuse and Rape and Sexual Assault.

County Trafficking Intervention Coordinators

If you are curious about efforts being done in your county or how to get involved please contact your county team lead or the statewide trafficking intervention coordinator Amanda Monaco at CombatingTrafficking@doj.state.or.us.

Clackamas County

Clackamas County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Multidisciplinary Team (CESEC MDT)
Contact: Jana Wiseman, Janaho@clackamas.us

Deschutes County

Deschutes County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Response Team
Contact: Matthew Nelson, Matthew.Nelson@dcda.us, (541) 617-4751

Douglas County

Douglas County Human Trafficking Taskforce
Contact: Marion Kotowski, MarionKotowski@chiwest.com, (541) 677-6531

Lane County

Lane County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Taskforce
Contact: Sarah Stewart, Sarah@kidsfirstcenter.net, (541) 682-3938

Malheur County

Tri-County Again Trafficking ‘TCT’ Human Trafficking Taskforce
Contact: Susan Johnson, Sue@projectdove.org, (541) 889-6316

Multnomah County

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Steering committee
Contact: Sarah Ohlsen, Sarah.Ohlsen@multco.us, (503) 988-8423