Reports That California Legalized Child Prostitution Got It Wrong, Victims Advocate Says

PHOTO: COURTESY OF KIM BIDDLE

PHOTO: COURTESY OF KIM BIDDLE

Contrary to reports that California just legalized child prostitution, a newly implemented law accurately views minors involved in prostitution not as criminals but victims, according a Los Angeles-based sex trafficking victims advocate.
Kim Biddle, founder and CEO of Saving Innocence, a nonprofit organization that rescues victims of the sex trade in southern California, whom The Christian Post profiled on Oct. 31, told CP that it is important to remember a crucial distinction when discussing "child prostitution."
"It is a misnomer to ever use the word prostitute and child in the same phrase," Biddle said. "A child has distinct vulnerabilities making her too young to consent to sex with an adult, while the word 'prostitute' is associated with choice, shame, and a 'profession' that arouses judgement from society."

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