1. ‘…The subject was Florida’s status as the American state with the third-highest number of child prostitutes. Unfortunately, many of those girls remain trapped in prostitution — for many reasons, including fear of physical harm or death — when they are young women…’
2. ‘…Experts say more than 100,000 children nationwide are forced into prostitution each year, and up to 300,000 annually are at risk of being trafficked for sex….’
3. ‘…The average age of a child being forced into prostitution is 13, according to one widely recognized study. Most of those children are sexually abused, often by a family member, before being prostituted…’
and the response by the legislature for the state of Florida is: ‘….But, as is often the case in Florida, the Legislature didn’t provide funding for the safe havens — relying on fines paid by those convicted of prostitution-related crimes. So far, the fines have only generated $10,000….’
To bad we can not send the governor and legislators into a house of prostitution to do a year long sentence as prostitutes. I can think of maybe 100,000 or so inmates that would like to have a shot at them.