Minor Prostitution Now Legal In California, Says Lawmaker
Jan 06, 2017 07:52 AM EST
Travis Allen, California Republican assemblyman, declared that child prostitution will now be legal in California. He was referring to the law SB 1322, which protects underage sex trafficking victims by making crimes like prostitution or loitering with intent to commit prostitution, inapplicable to minors.
On Jan. 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California, Allen penned. He gave more details about the bill and declared that teenage girls in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.
The law was introduced by Senator Holly Mitchell, a Los Angeles Democrat, and it was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Sept. 26, the goal of this law is decriminalize prostitution for minors and it will only impact victims of sex trafficking.
Allen and Mitchell do not agree at all
Allen states that pimping and pandering will still be against the law whether it involves running young girls or adult women. But legalizing child prostitution will only increase the exploitation of underage girls. He also wrote that immunity from arrest means that law enforcement can not interfere with minors engaging in prostitution, and this translates into bigger and better cash flow for the pimps. In other words, more time on the street and less time in jail means more money and victims for pimps.
Allen's claims were denounced by Mitchell, who cited that his declaration of the bill was untrue. Mitchell tweeted that he authored SB to protect minor victims of sex trafficking from being further charged as criminals for commercial sexual exploitation.
Allen added that Brown and the Democrats believe this law is good but unfortunately they are only succeeding in proving the road to hell is paved with good intentions. It is the bad luck of Californians that they are dragging the rest of our state down that road with them.