The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


'We can't just be spectators'

Juvenile prostitution and the sex industry are flourishing. But we can protect our children.

A growing number of teens enter prostitution while living at home with parents in what appears to be a stable suburban or rural family, say studies on juvenile prostitution.

* More than 300,000 U.S. children are involved in prostitution.
* The average age to enter prostitution is 14.

Just last year in Minnesota, the FBI and state law enforcement officials arrested 15 people who ran a multimillion-dollar prostitution ring for more than 17 years in at least 24 states and Canada.

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