Underage Prostitution in Minnesota

in Transnational Crime

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.

(Prices paid by human traffickers for their victims.)

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

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