Minors Working in the Sex Trade of South Korea

There are an estimated 200,000 minors in South Korea who have runaway from home. 60 percent of these youths are females.

In a survey conducted by the South Korean government, nearly half of the runaways surveyed have worked as an underage prostitute.

One 14 year old girl was quoted as saying that she charged $275 to an older man to have sex with him. She advertised herself on a popular online forum where she met the man.

(Prostitution prices on the black market.)

Source:  Jennifer Chang, “South Korea’s runaway teen prostitution,” Al Jazeera, November 7, 2012.

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