Was there a case detailing the underage girl rescued by police and FBI from human sex traffickers in a state where prostitution is legal?
Was there a disturbing police case detailing the underage girl (unwilling victim kidnapped & forced into prostitution) who was rescued by police and FBI from human sex traffickers and paedophiles in a state where prostitution is legal?
I am asking because legalizing prostitution is not the good idea.
Legalizing prostitution will enable & benefit the criminals(raptists, pimps, johns, sugar daddies, child molesters, human sex traffickers, child traffickers) can take advantage of legalized sex work/Prostitution to carry inhuman crimes kidnapping or deceptively leading young girls (infant, teenage, model & college) into the trap where they will be forced to have sex and using porn to recruit them forcefully.
Legalized Prostitution will increase high risks of epidemic spread of HIV/AIDS, cancer, Sexual Transmitted Diseases which leads to death. Some of these diseases are not treatable.
Lastly, Legalized Prostitution can lead to more physical abuse, rape, murder, corrupting young girls & college students to join prostitution or sex industry inorder to make more money.
Regardless of what blind sex workers say about legalizing prostitution, Sex Work must not be legalized.
- George PattonLv 71 month ago
Prostitution is only legal in Nevada. Even there it is prohibited in most of the state due to city or county ordinances. In the areas it remains legal it is still highly regulated. And regardless of that kidnapping, rape, and child molestation are still illegal.... Any other considerations aside the rest of your assertions do not seem to be true of legalized prostitution in Nevada.
- STEVEN FLv 72 months ago
While I don't support prostitution, NOTHING in the case you reference has ANYTHING to do with prostitution being legal or illegal.
- BruceLv 72 months ago
What you describe is kidnapping, rape, and sexual assault of a child. Those are still illegal even where prostitution is allowed.
- 2 months ago
Even if prostitution is legalized, it doesn't open the door to paying for sex with infants. Are you out of your mind or something?
Why not legalize licensed sex work only? A licensed sex worker would be free to call their own shots and make their own money. They'd be educated on STD risks and safe sex practices and they'd definitely be of legal age or else they wouldn't be licensed in the first place.
When you criminalize the basic things that people want, all you do is empower the hardened criminals. People will still find ways to get what they want, and if it's illegal, then they'll pay extra for it. Prohibition created Al Capone, the War on Drugs has created the powerful cartels, and making prostitution a crime has created human traffickers, pimps, etc...
“Nothing so needs reforming so much as other people's habits. Fanatics will never learn that, though it be written in letters of gold across the sky. It is the prohibition that makes anything precious." - Mark Twain
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- Anonymous2 months ago
Since prostitution is illegal in most places in the United States, there are few legal protections in place for prostitutes; many fear that seeking help will only lead to arrest, and many who do seek help are arrested and then have to battle the stigma of a criminal record while they try to reintegrate into society.
So why is the response to such a dangerous industry to drive it further underground, away from societal resources and legal protections?
When people argue prostitution should be illegal, in many cases their concern comes from a place of morality, presented as concern for the health and safety of women. People believe that legalizing prostitution will only lead to the abuse of more women, will make it harder for prostitutes to get out of the industry, or will teach young women that their bodies exist for the sole purpose of sexual exploitation by men.
However, legalizing prostitution has had positive benefits for sex workers across Europe. The most well-known country to have legalized prostitution is the Netherlands, where sex work has been legal for almost twenty years. Bringing the industry out of the black market and imposing strict regulations has improved the safety of sex workers. Brothels are required to obtain and renew safety and hygiene licenses in order to operate, and street prostitution is legal and heavily regulated in places like the Red Light District. Not only does sex work become safer when it is regulated, but legalization also works to weed out the black market that exists for prostitution, thereby making women safer overall. Also, sex workers are not branded as criminals, so they have better access to the legal system and are encouraged to report behaviors that are a danger to themselves and other women in the industry. Finally, legalizing sex work will provide many other positive externalities, including tax revenue, reduction in sexually transmitted diseases, and reallocation of law enforcement resources.
It’s true that current efforts by various European countries to legalize prostitution have been far from perfect. In the Netherlands, certain components of the legislation, such as requiring sex workers to register and setting the minimum age for prostitution at 21, could drive more sex workers to illegal markets. Not only that, but studies indicate that legalizing prostitution can increase human trafficking. However, even those who are critical about legalizing prostitution can recognize the benefits that legislation can have on working conditions for sex workers. If countries with legislation in place spend more time listening to current sex workers, the results of decriminalizing prostitution include bringing safety, security, and respect to a demographic that has traditionally been denied such things.
The underlying reason that people are uncomfortable listening to sex workers about legalizing prostitution has nothing to do with concern for the health and safety of women. If that were the genuine concern, prostitution would be legal in the United States by now. The underlying reason people disagree with legalizing prostitution is that prostitution is viewed as amoral because it involves (mostly) women selling their bodies for financial gain. However, telling women what they can and cannot do with their bodies does not come from a place of morality: that comes from a place of control.