California Democrats ‘legalize child prostitution’
In fact, police officers in the state will be banned from arresting any person under the age of 18 for soliciting or loitering with intent, according to Senate Bill 1322. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill on Sept. 26, and it will go into effect Sunday.
The law also requires police to report allegations of child prostitution to county child welfare agencies.
Advocates of the law say it will help child victims of sex trafficking get treatment rather than sending them to juvenile hall and tagging them with a rap sheet for prostitution.
State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles
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Beginning on Jan. 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California. Yes, you read that right.
SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.
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Paul Durenberger, an assistant chief district attorney in Sacramento County who oversees human trafficking cases, told the Sacramento Bee in February that the legislation is similar to “bills that a trafficker would want to write to protect themselves.”
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, a respected leader on the issue of human trafficking, said the law “just opens up the door for traffickers to use these kids to commit crimes and exploit them even worse.”
Miss Lady, a former sex worker in Sacramento is trying to better herself. She attends college and would like to start a nonprofit to help girls off the street. "Some of them are scared to death to leave their pimp." State lawmakers have considered measures to confront human trafficking, and pondering whether prostitutes are criminals or victims.José Luis Villegas The Sacramento Bee
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