Commercial sexual exploitation of
children is both a domestic and international problem. One count estimates sex trafficking to victimize more than 200,000 children in the United States annually (Bryan 2014; The Polaris Project 2012). An additional 244,000–360,000 children in the United States are at risk each year of being trafficked and sexually exploited (Bryan 2014; Adams, Owens, and Small 2010). In the United States, children are most likely to be sexually exploited by their families or family friends for monetary gain (National Institute of Justice 2007).