Child Prostitution

A charity in Thailand states that children from Cambodia are sold to human traffickers for $300 and end up working in Pattaya, Thailand.

According to a report in the BBC, Pattay is  “A sleazy tourist town on the Gulf of Thailand, it has become infamous as a sordid magnet for trafficked children and paedophiles.”

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Source:  Jonah Fisher, “A Thai family’s desperate search for their missing daughter,” BBC News, June 17, 2013.

Between 1994 and 2012, police in the City of Las Vegas, Nevada identified and rescued 2,229 minors who were working in the sex trade.

According to police data, the youngest victim of sex trafficking was 13. The average age of the teenage girls working as prostitutes was 16.

Source:  John L. Smith, “Teenage prostitutes part of Vegas vice,” Las Vegas Review-Journal, Column, June 16, 2013.

As previously reported, there are between 11,000 to 15,000 teenagers working as prostitutes in Ukraine, according to date by UNICEF.

Of the total number of teenagers working as prostitutes, 62 percent were having unprotected sex in 2008. In 2011, the number of teenagers having unprotected sex as prostitutes in Ukraine dropped to 40 percent.

The Makolayiv region in Southern Ukraine has one of the highest levels of HIV-related deaths in the age group of 15 to 24 year olds.

Source:  AFP, “Ukrainian teen prostitutes find way back into society,” Google News, June 15, 2013.


In the US State of Minnesota, a high-school senior was arrested for allegedly pimping out a fellow member of the school’s cheerleading squad.

The 18-year old girl who was arrested created a Backpage ad for the 16-year old girl and drove her during school hours to meet a customer. The girl entered an apartment and was paid $60 after she performed oral sex on the customer. The money was given to the older girl, who then deposited it into her own bank account.

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Source:  Alexis Shaw, “Minnesota Cheerleader Accused of Sex Trafficking, Prostitution of 16-Year-Old Teammate,” ABC News, June 5, 2013.

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Police in the US city of Portland, Oregon stated that the sex industry in the city has become a tourist attraction. The area of Northeast 82nd Avenue is full of prostitutes with police stating that some of the prostitutes being 14 years old.

A man was arrested in a undercover sting and admitted to paying girls $130 for sexual services.

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Source:  Abbey Gibb, “Police: Child sex trafficking is Portland’s dirty secret,”, May 20, 2013.

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The United States Department of State found that hundreds of underage girls in Egypt enter temporary marriages with wealthy tourists in return for monetary payments to their families.

These marriages, called “Summer Marriages,” are not legally binding.

The wealthy men, usually from Saudi Arabia, pay the families between $500 to $5,000 as a type of dowry for the bride. After the summer is over, the girl returns to her family.

These arrangements are often organized by marriage brokers or the girl’s parents.

Source:  Milena Veselinovic, “Scandal of ‘summer brides’,” Independent, July 15, 2012.

Between 2006 to 2011, police in Denver, Colorado identified and rescued 47 children who were working in the prostitution industry.

In 2012 alone, police in the city identified and rescued 49 children working in the commercial sex trade.

Source:  Kristen Kidd, “Sex trafficking in Denver,” Denver Post, Opinion, March 10, 2013.

There are an estimated 11,000 prostitutes in Kolkata, India. The area is considered to be one of the oldest red-light districts in Asia.

Across India, there are up to 3 million prostitutes, with nearly half of them being minors.

In the city of Kolkata, the price to have sex with a virgin is $1,000, according to anti-human trafficking organizations. For a 15 minute sessions with an adult, the price can be as little as $1.

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Source:  Barbara Borst, “Indian Women Seek Exit From Prostitution,” Huffington Post, January 31, 2013.

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According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 27 percent of human trafficking incidents reported by 132 countries between 2007 to 2010 were child trafficking cases. Girls were the trafficking victims in two-thirds of the child trafficking cases.

Over half of the children were forced to work in prostitution. 36 percent were forced into various labor jobs, such as beggars and maids.

The majority of the children were found in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and the Pacific.

Source:  Marcel Fürstenau, “Child trafficking on the rise, UN says,” Deutsche Welle, January 11, 2013.

A study by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota reported in 2010 that up to 200 girls were being offered for sexual services on the Internet and through escort services across the state. The study also stated that girls are also being sold in private homes and on the streets.

The Minnesota Indian Women Sexual Assault Coalition also interviews over 100 Native American women who were victims of human trafficking. 98 percent of the women were homeless at the time they became victims of the traffickers.

The average age when a girl is first sold for sex in the United States is between 12 to 14.

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Source:  Dan Kraker, “In Duluth, a campaign to reduce sex trafficking of young girls,” Minnesota Public Radio, January 9, 2013.