Another Law Promoting Pedophilia
There will surely be more child prostitutes as a result of this change in law. What is to stop a young girl or boy from becoming a prostitute if it’s legal?
Cementing a major shift in how California handles sex crimes, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed legislation decriminalizing prostitution for minors.
By prohibiting law enforcement from arresting people under the age of 18 for soliciting or loitering with intent, Senate Bill 1322 effectively shields those young people from criminal penalties. Advocates argued that young sex workers should be treated as victims, not criminals.
California Say’s “No Such Thing” As Children Who Are Prostitutes
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Children will no longer be classified as prostitutes in the U.S. state of California after a new law decriminalized prostitution for minors in a move praised by child rights campaigners.
Coming on the back of a public campaign coined “There is No Such Thing” as a child prostitute, crimes of solicitation and prostitution will no longer apply to anyone aged under 18.
Under-age victims of sex trafficking are to be referred to child welfare agencies.
The law was among several signed by Governor Jerry Brown this week to boost protections for children forced into sex trafficking.
“The passage of these critical laws marks a clear shift in the public perception of sexually exploited children as victims rather than criminals,” said Yasmin Vafa, executive director of Rights4Girls that launched the “No Such Thing” campaign.
“We are thrilled that media and lawmakers alike are beginning to understand that there is no such thing as a child prostitute,” she said in a statement.
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