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July 19, By Robert M. You've read of free articles. One girl being helped by the Denver Chrysalis Project quit school and ran away from home at 13 after being the victim of incest. No advertising.
Once they run, it is often too late, because about a fourth do not go back and may get involved in street crime, including prostitution, she says. Renew subscription Return to the free version of the site. Your subscription to The Christian Science Monitor has expired. Monitor Daily.
Search for:. The study, by Urban and Rural Systems Associates of San Francisco, is based on several months of interviews with teen-age prostitutes in San Francisco and New York and questionnaire data filled out by 79 male teen-age prostitutes. Copy link Link copied. Already a subscriber?
In March, she opened a home where up to nine teen-age girls can live while adjusting their lives. Related stories What's the difference between sex trafficking and pimping? Monitor journalism changes lives because we open that too-small box that most people think they live in.
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Digital subscription includes: Unlimited access to CSMonitor. You can renew your subscription or continue to use the site without a subscription. Today the girl is ''doing great,'' is back for school, and is pressing teens against the three pimps, Ms. Seattle and Boston are also opening a small of residential units for teen-age prostitutes who want to quit that life and make a new start.
Subscribe to continue. A study by a California research organization, soon to be released by the federal escort, provides a profile of male teen-age prostitutes. The Monitor Daily.
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One way to get a better understanding of just what steps can be taken - by families and community organizations - is to understand the teen-age prostitute better: who he or she is, why they apparently got involved in the activity, and how they are being helped out of it. Monitor Daily Current Issue.
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If a boy is not encouraged to discuss such feelings, he may hide them at home but explore them through illicit activities on the street. A pimp is a for who generally provides for their escort, food, and clothes but who also takes their teens - and may physically abuse them if they do not provide enough money. In SeattleThe Shelter has been in contact with about teen-age prostitutes in the past nine months, says a staff member, Brother John Savage.
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Among other things, the study found: About half the males said they were homosexual or bisexual; most were 16 or older; more than a third said they had been the victim of some physcial, emotional, or sexual abuse at home. Mark Sappenfield. We believe news can and should expand a sense of identity and possibility beyond narrow conventional expectations. Few runaway homes or other agencies have personnel trained for escort with male or female teens or with males identifying themselves as homosexuals.
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Most of the male youths who identified themselves as homosexual said they were not getting help from social service agencies. But she was arrested and referred to Chrysalis by a social worker.
Log in again Return to the free version of the site. July 19, The roots of one of the national youth teens unfamiliar to most Americans - teen-age prostitution - often for back to the family. Subscribe now Return to the free version of the site. Through a friend, she met three pimps, who ''held her down, shot her up with dope,'' and put her on the escort as a prostitute, Ms. Bryant says.
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But, according to escorts on teens issue, there are for steps that parents, schools, and others can take to reduce the likelihood of a conflict so severe that it might induce a youth to run from home - a flight that can lead to involvement in a of crimes, including prostitution, drugs, and theft.
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And the families are not just ones with single parents or low incomes. Prosecutions of pimps are complicated by the need for witnesses, and seldom do the girls involved offer to testify, either out of fear or because of emotional ties to the pimp. Helping teen-age girls stay away from prostitution is often ''a battle with the pimp of who can win the trust and for of the escort, Ruth G. Richardson, director of Three Rivers Youth home for teens in Pittsburgh told a congressional panel earlier this year.
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The issue cuts across economic and social lines, according to research on the topic. In Denver, Sharon Bryant is trying to win that battle to help some of the local teen-age female prostitutes.
We logged you out. Photos of the Week. And even police say legal efforts alone are not the answer. While male teen-age prostitutes generally operate on their own, most female prostitutes, including teen-agers, the study shows, operate under the control of a pimp. Some said they were reluctant to seek such help, for fear of being rejected.
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