September 30 2015

Los Angeles Daily News – Stop arresting children who are forced into prostitution


…Last year, we sat in a courtroom in Los Angeles and watched very young girls plead guilty to “child prostitution.” They were girls like our own daughters: intelligent, strong and willful. But they were also girls who had been deeply abused. They had been made into property, sold to the highest bidder, repeatedly raped, and branded — on their faces, necks, or chests — with the names of their traffickers. And then arrested for prostitution, although most of them were not even of legal age to consent to sex…

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