There are also concerns about the development of child marriages. A minor may legally be married from the age of 16, with the consent of a parent or legal guardian (Article 33 of the Civil Code). These premature marriages can evolve into forms of sexual exploitation. Husbands have prostituted their wives, thus becoming their procurers. Sometimes, procurers marry their victims to make it easier to bypass the law. These cases are all the more difficult to deal with because, similarly to adults, they involve legislation on domestic violence and sexual slavery, with the addition of the legislation concerning minors (Resource Center for Women MARTA, 2016). The spread of online sexual exploitation and sex tourism involving children has led to the creation of a task force focused on a strategic plan “Prevention of sexual offenses against minors for the period 2017-2020” (ECPAT International, 2017).

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