Prop. 35 Tackles Child Sex-Trafficking

Friday, September 21, 2012

U-T San Diego -- Ami C. Carpenter is an assistant professor at University of San Diego’s School of Peace Studies, and a member of the San Diego Regional Human Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Advisory Council.

Nine years ago, the FBI identified San Diego as a “High Intensity Child Prostitution Area.” Child prostitution is also known as commercial sexual exploitation of children, in which a child is exploited for sexual purposes to financially benefit one or more parties. Experts estimate that the average age of children being prostituted in San Diego is between 14 and 18 years old, and girls as young as 12 are being prostituted on National City Boulevard and El Cajon Boulevard. (Full Story

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