Demand Criminal Justice for Buyers of Sex with Children
America’s youth are at risk because Demand for Sex Acts with Children drives the market of exploitation.
Little has been done to address the culture of tolerance or confront the obvious conclusion that penalizing buyers is essential to protecting our youth from becoming prey.
In a very limited number of cases, a buyer has been convicted federally under a provision of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, and this needs to be developed for greater applicability at the state level. Enactment of good laws at the state and federal level are essential but just the beginning. Enforcement of these laws will be the deterrent necessary to stem demand for Commercial Sex Acts with a CHILD.
In what is increasingly referred to as human trafficking in the media, there is little consistency in the language used to refer to the conduct of buyers. In many instances, in an attempt to obscure and coverup the offense of Buying Sex Acts with a Child, the offense is listed as SIMPLE PROSTITUTION!
Out of 407 relevant cases identified largely through media sources, only 25 of those media outlets referred to a Minor Victim as a Prostitute; reflecting the attitudes that prevent these cases from being reported as serious offenses of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of a Child.
Penalizing buyers is essential to protecting our youth from becoming prey!!!!