Under the PROTECT Act of April of 2003, it is a crime, prosecutable within the United States, for any U.S. citizen or permanent United States resident or alien resident to engage in sexual conduct in a foreign country with a person under the age of 18. Accused individuals can be arrested upon re-entry into the United States, or at a later date, for prosecution at their port-of-entry, in their hometown, or in any other relevant city in the United States.
Under the Protection of Children from Sexual Predators Act of 1998, it is a crime to use the mail or the internet to transmit information about a child under the age of 16 for criminal sexual purposes, including child pornography.
La Asociacion Nuestros Ahijados, the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited & Missing Persons, and The GOD'S CHILD Project are Guatemala's foremost non-governmental providers of direct services to exploited children, and to victims of human trafficking. If you are aware of ANY adult who is sexually using or photographing children or teenagers for sexual purposes in Guatemala, please notify us right now at Director@ITEMP.org. You can also make this report anonymously via the following box:
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