Wednesday, February 22, 2017     Volume: 17, Issue: 50

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Santa Maria Sun / Opinion


Treating child criminals as victims only

Human trafficking historically referred to people forced into slavery by way of force, fraud, or coercion who are used for manual labor, illegal acts such as mules for drug runners, and for purposes of sexual exploitation. The term is now routinely applied to underage prostitutes regardless of the circumstances. The rationale is that no underage child can consent to voluntary sex; ergo, any child who does so is a victim, ... [ Read More ]