Child prostitution is prostitution involving a child, and it is a form of commercial sexual exploitation of children. The term normally refers to prostitution of a minor , or person under the legal age of consent. In most jurisdictions, child prostitution is illegal as part of general prohibition on prostitution. Child prostitution usually manifests in the form of sex trafficking , in which a child is kidnapped or tricked into becoming involved in the sex trade, or survival sex , in which the child engages in sexual activities to procure basic essentials such as food and shelter. Prostitution of children is commonly associated with child pornography , and they often overlap.
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A sodomy law is a law that defines certain sexual acts as crimes. The precise sexual acts meant by the term sodomy are rarely spelled out in the law, but are typically understood by courts to include any sexual act deemed to be unnatural or immoral. As of June , 69 countries as well as five sub-national jurisdictions [a] have laws criminalizing homosexuality. Among these 69 countries, 44 of them criminalize not only male homosexuality but also female homosexuality. In 11 of them, homosexuality is punished with the death penalty.
The Supreme Court of the United States has found child pornography to be " legally obscene ", a term that refers to offensive or violent forms of pornography that have been declared to be outside the protections of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. The latter two categories are legally protected unless found to be obscene , whereas the first does not require a finding of obscenity. Child pornography under federal law is defined as any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor someone under 18 years of age.
The age of consent in Brazil is 14 , regardless of gender or sexual orientation , with a judicial precedent showing that a close-in-age exception that allows those aged 12 and 13 to engage in sexual activity with partners who are 5 years older or less is legal, although not constitutionally formalized. In any case, only individuals aged 18 or older can be legally charged, as this is the Brazilian age of criminal responsibility according to the Constitution of Brazil. Sexual acts with children younger than 7 are strictly illegal, and equivalent to statutory rape , and are legally defined by Article A of the Brazilian Penal Code as the " rape of a vulnerable person," with a penalty of 8 to 15 years in prison. The prostitution of minors , under 18, is punished by Brazilian law and is prosecuted by the State, according to the Statute of Child and Youth of Article A ,  as well as according to the Penal Code of the country in the Articles B, , , and A.