Immunity for Teenage Prostitutes?
The Michigan State House has voted unanimously to give legal protection to teenage prostitutes. It’s an effect to crack down on human trafficking in this state. Now, when a teenager is taken into custody, it must be presumed they were forced into the crime unless authorities have specific information to the contrary. Michigan is just the latest to work to identify just how widespread the problem is even in states like ours. Before, kids who went missing and remained out of contact with family, were believed to be runaways on their own due to their choice. Now, more and more and finding that those teens are often forced into prostitution and other illegal acts out of threats to their safety and being held captive.