Child sex dating
Other departments around the nation acknowledged that they were not the best source for such information because officers infrequently made arrests and did not track activity.In January, a law barring children from being arrested for prostitution went into effect in California.“Now everybody’s daddy puts them on the street.”Eric Quan, a sergeant in the human-trafficking unit with the San Jose Police Department, said there had been a conspicuous rise in street prostitution in San Jose, where Tiffany is often forced to work.“When Backpage was running adult ads, we used to get tips, but that has dropped off,” Sergeant Quan said.“It makes it a lot more complicated for us to figure out what’s going on.”“I do see more girls on the street, but we’re not sure why,” he said, referring to all females, not specifically minors.
It is unclear how many minors are forced into prostitution each year, but the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said reports of online child sex trafficking had increased by more than 800 percent from 2010 to 2015.
“Looking for someone to hang out with.” Other recent dating ads listed one female as “100% young” and suggested that “oh daddy can i be your candy.”In the fight against child sex trafficking, shutting down an epicenter like Backpage was a major victory, but one against a relentless foe that quickly unfurled new tentacles.
The demise of Backpage’s adult ads undermined the trade, but it also illustrated how difficult it is to stamp out the practice of selling children for sex.
Few jurisdictions keep data on the men arrested in such cases.
But one area that keeps track, King County in Washington, found that 79 percent of the men charged with seeking to pay for sex with a minor from 2013 to 2015 were white, while 44 percent of those they were accused of propositioning were African-American.
Tiffany, who spoke on the condition that her real name not be used, said she was trying to quit the business.