13) Those opposed to immunity argue that prosecutors must retain the ability to charge a prostituted child to ensure the child's cooperation in the prosecution of her traffickers, (14) and that providing immunity to prostituted minors both "leave[s] them at the mercy of pimps and johns and without the judicial system to advocate for their treatment and rehabilitation" (15) and leads to increases in the prostitution of children.
53) The bill also changed the name of the Department of Justice's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), which prosecutes cases of child sex trafficking and prostitution of children, (54) to the Sexual Exploitation and Obscenity Section, and directed the chief of that section to "work with other parts of the Department of Justice and State and local law enforcement to ensure effective prosecutions" of crimes involving "sex trafficking.
Vitit Muntarbhorn, a Thai law professor, reported recently to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights that fear of AIDS is contributing to the global growth in the sale and prostitution of children.
Towards the end of September, Martin and CNN International Reporter Christiane Amanpour denounced in The Oprah Winfrey Show what they coined as the world's most horrendous man made disaster: the trafficking and prostitution of children, an industry that generates $10 billion dollars, a lucrative market only surpassed by the drug and arms trafficking.
ATLANTA, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A Future, Not A Past--the campaign to stop the prostitution of children in Georgia--believes Craigslist is not doing enough to stop the use of its service by pimps to sell sex with children, it's campaign director said today.