In the Chronicle of Social Change, Ellyn Bell writes about why the words child and prostitute should never be used together in the same sentence! They are commercially sexually exploited children.
“By law, those who are under the age of 18 are in most states considered “children” and legally cannot consent to their own exploitation sexually.” It is detrimental to public perception and to the children themselves to label them as criminals.
Ellen is the Executive Director of the SAGE Project in San Francisco sagesf.org. Please take a moment to read her important perspective in the Chronicle of Social Change.