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      CHC 725.1     


Art. 725.1. Definitions

            As used in this Chapter, the following terms and phrases shall have the following meaning, unless the context requires otherwise:

            (1) "Department" means the Department of Children and Family Services.

            (2) "Safe house" means a residential facility or a shelter care facility operated by an authorized agency, including a nonprofit agency, with experience in providing services to sexually exploited children and approved by the department to provide shelter for sexually exploited children.

            (3) "Sexually exploited child" means any person under the age of eighteen who has been subject to sexual exploitation because the person either:

            (a) Is a victim of trafficking of children for sexual purposes under R.S. 14:46.3.

            (b) Is a victim of child sex trafficking under 18 U.S.C. 1591.

            Acts 2013, No. 429, §3, eff. June 24, 2013; Acts 2017, No. 376, §1.

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