California changes laws so children can no longer be called prostitutes



NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children will no longer be classified as prostitutes in the U.S. state of California after a new law decriminalized prostitution for minors in a move praised by child rights campaigners.
Coming on the back of a public campaign coined "There is No Such Thing" as a child prostitute, crimes of solicitation and prostitution will no longer apply to anyone aged under 18.
Under-age victims of sex trafficking are to be referred to child welfare agencies.
The law was among several signed by Governor Jerry Brown this week to boost protections for... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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