Prevention of Sexual Exploitation of Youth

Alarming Statistics: One Out of Three Runaways is a Victim of Exploitation.

Every year on average, there are over 5,000 cases of missing children reported to law enforcement in Quebec. Runaways account for nearly 90% of all these cases and involve youth between the ages of 12-17. The reasons why youth run away are complex, but are generally associated with them attempting to gain some control over their lives. While most runaways return home within a few days, a smaller number of youth may spend periods of time on the street, in shelters or other unfamiliar environments.

Youth become vulnerable as soon as they leave home – potentially falling victim to substance abuse, theft, crime, homelessness and sexual exploitation. Child sexual exploitation is the sexual abuse of minors and involves youth being manipulated into exchanging sexual favours for money, shelter, clothing, drugs, food, transportation, love or acceptance.

The sexual exploitation of teens can take many forms: prostitution, pornography, stripping, dancing topless, escort services and erotic massages. It is important to note that all forms of sexual exploitation are illegal under the Criminal Code of Canada and should be reported immediately.

Victims can be of any age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background or religion. Exploiters target and prey on the vulnerability of young people and groom them by gaining their trust and promising a better and more glamorous life.

At the request of the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal, the Missing Children’s Network is seeking your collaboration in the search for 14-year-old Rubi Lisbeth Nunez Correa, last seen September 17, 2019 in the St. Michel borough. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

At the request of the Sûreté du Quebec, the Missing Children’s Network is seeking your collaboration in the search for 14 year-old Émilie Brault, last seen September 15, 2019 in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.À la demande de la Sûreté du Québec, le Réseau Enfants-Retour fait appel à vous pour aider notre campagne de recherche d’Émilie Brault, âgée de 14 ans, vue pour la dernière fois le 15 septembre 2019 à Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

The Missing Children's Network is pleased to inform you that 13 year-old Castie Florvenscia Florvilus, missing since September 15, 2019, has been found and is doing well. Thank you to all those who shared her poster. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

This past weekend we highlighted the disappearances of two of our long term missing person cases. James Schulz missing since 2005 and Francois Willey missing since 1989.

Please take a moment to share their photos and help us keep hope alive for these two men and their family and loved ones.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

The Missing Children's network is pleased to inform you that 16-year-old Katarina Durocher, missing since September 10, 2019, has been found and is doing well. Thank you to all those who shared her poster. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook