I want you all to know that THIS makes me sick to my stomach. There’s no wonder Our Children have never been protected, these poor kids have no chance to get away from the pimps and traffickers.
U.S. Jails Sex-Trafficked Kids in Human Rights Abuse, Groups Say
WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The United States violates human rights by treating sex-trafficked children as criminals and throwing them into jail, rights groups told an international commission on Monday.
Federal and international law requires that children in the commercial sex trade are treated as victims of trafficking, not as prostitutes.
But most U.S. states and localities fail to apply the law, the groups said at a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), which reviews human rights abuses in the region.
Criminalizing child victims of the sex trade traumatizes youngsters, Yasmin Vafa, legal director at the Human Rights Project…
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