Child Prostitution

Based upon reports and figures collected by a non-governmental organization, there are around 118,000 women and girls working as prostitutes in Turkey.

The NGO stated that the majority of the prostitutes are street workers. Over 100,000 females work as street prostitutes across Turkey, with half of the females being children.

In addition to the street, there are 15,000 prostitutes who are officially registered with the government, and an additional 3,000 prostitutes working in brothels located in 55 of the 81 provinces of Turkey. There are reports of women working in the brothels until the age of 60.

(Number of prostitutes in the world by country.)

Source:  “Over 100,000 sex slaves in Turkey, half are children: NGO,” Hurriyet Daily News, October 5, 2013.

Girls as young as 13 are working as prostitutes in the area of South Auckland, according to a member of parliament. The MP stated in a radio interview that she has interviewed Pacific Island girls who have stated that they make up to $496 to $662 (600 to 800 New Zealand Dollars) a night.

The young girls stated that they can work only several days a week and find the sex trade more lucrative than school or regular jobs.  The MP stated that some of the children working as prostitutes have run away from home.

(More under the table jobs and criminal profits.)

Source:  “Young Pacific Island girls working as prostitutes in New Zealand,” Radio Australia, September 28, 2013.

From June 2011 to June 2013, security agencies in Peru identified and rescued around 2,000 people who were victims of human trafficking in the country. 42 percent of the victims identified were minors.

During the two year period, criminal sentences were handed out to 26 people.

Criminal justice officials state that one of the mining industry contributes to the human trafficking problem in Peru. In the mining town of La Rinconada on the border of Bolivia, an estimated 4,000 underage girls are forced to work as prostitutes.

Source: Marguerite Cawley, “Peru Rescues 2,000 Human Trafficking Victims in 2 Year,” Insight Crime, September 24, 2013.


There are an estimated 3 million women working as prostitutes in India.

1.2 million of the sex workers are under the age of 18.

The average age that a girl enters the sex trade in India is reported to be between 9 and 12 years old.

The human trafficking industry in India is estimated to generate $4 Billion a year.

Source:  Andrew MacAskill and Bibhudatta Pradhan, “Sold for Sex at Puberty Village Girls’ Fate in India,” Bloomberg Businessweek, September 18, 2013.

Four men were sentenced to 3 months in jail for having sex with an underage prostitute. According to court records, the men paid between $47 to $55 (60 to 70 Singapore Dollars) to have sex with a girl who was 17 at the time.

The group of men are part of a group of 24 men who have been charged with having sex with the minor. The girls is scheduled to face trial in the coming months.

(Additional prices of prostitutes worldwide.)

Source:  “Four more jailed for paid sex with underage girl,” Channel News Asia, September 12, 2013.

555 juveniles in the city of Los Angeles, California were arrested for prostitution-related crimes between 2010 and 2012. City officials and law enforcement officials believe that the number of minors working as prostitutes to be much higher.

It was previously reported that a human trafficker can make up to $140,000 from forcing one girl to work as a prostitute.

(More prostitution statistics.)

Source:  Steve Lopez, “The ‘repugnant, vile truth’ about sex trafficking in L.A. County,” Los Angeles Times, August 31, 2013.

A 14 year old Japanese girl told anti human trafficking organization Polaris Project Japan that men were paying roughly $100 (10,000 Japanese Yen) to have sex with her in hotels in Japan.

The men, who ranged from college age men to “a man who was around the same age as her own grandfather”, responded to an online ad that read:

“”A second-year junior high school student is looking for somebody to play with.”

The anti human trafficking organization Polaris Project Japan has reported that it has received around 3,000 reports of grievances between 2004 and 2013.

(More prices and costs of human traffickers.)

Source:  Nasuka Yamamoto, “Polaris Project Japan fights human trafficking,” Ashani Shimbun, August 29, 2013.

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According to a study by the Woman’s Fund of Miami-Dade, there are an estimated 385 teen girls who work in the US State of Florida’s prostitution trade each month.

Between November 2012 and July 2013, the state attorney office investigated over 100 child trafficking cases.

In 2011, the state reported 427 cases of child trafficking during the year.

(Prostitution prices worldwide.)

Source:  Katia Savchuk, “Florida a magnet for traffickers,” Miami Herald, August8, 2013.

Police in Las Vegas identified 68 minors who were working as prostitutes in the first six months of 2013.

Between 1994 and 2012, Metro police identified 2,229 minors who were working as prostitutes in Las Veags.

One minor stated in a sworn affidavit that she was forced to work while pregnant and needed to make $1,500 a day.

(Additional Child Prostitution Statistics.)

Source:  John L. Smith, “Shooting on the Strip: Las Vegas’s Prostitution Secret,” Daily Beast, August 4, 2013.


A psychologist working with sexually abused children stated that child prostitution has become widespread in the Maldives.

According to the doctor, people from the Maldives pay up to $45.60 (700 Maldivian Rufiyaa) for sex with children, while laborers from Bangladesh pay $9.77 (150 Rufiyaas). Often, the paying customers are young men between the ages of 21 to 25.

Reports indicate that often times family members arrange for the child to provide the service.

Source:  Leah Malone, “Maldives facing widespread child prostitution, sexual abuse: clinical psychologist,” Minivan News, June 23, 2013.

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