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What are some indicators that my child may be at risk of being sexually exploited?

Behavioral indicators may include:

• Staying out excessively late, unexplained absences from home, running away
• Associating with an older crowd, especially older men
• Sexual activity with older men
• Withdrawal from family and former friends
• Involvement in drug/alcohol use
• A sudden deterioration of performance in school or dropping out
• Unexplained possession of gifts and money
• Secrecy concerning their whereabouts and who they are associating with