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ASC Collections Data Dictionary (Beta v1.3)
The sexual exploitation of adults is a form of sexual abuse. It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive an adult at risk into sexual activity (a) in exchange for something the adult at risk needs or wants, and/or (b) for the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator or facilitator. The adult at risk may have been sexually exploited even if the sexual activity appears consensual. Sexual exploitation does not always involve physical contact; it can also occur through the use of technology.
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