Where child prostitution takes place

Lois Lee, PhD, Founder & President of Children of the NIght, explains where child prostitution takes place in America today and the vehicles used to advertise it to people in order to help end child prostitution
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Where child prostitution takes place

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Child prostitution takes place everywhere. It takes place on the streets. It takes place in motels, in hotels, in homes. It takes place everywhere. So, there's no place that's really protected from prostitution. Many people are concerned and want to focus on the internet as one of the cause prostitution but women who work as prostitutes or children who work as prostitutes on the internet also work on the street. And we don't have the same venom against public streets that we do against the internet. Pimps and pedophiles have always communicated through local newspapers prior to the internet. Not just underground newspapers, Pedophiles used to communicate in the personal sections of the Los Angeles Times. And there was a specific police officer at LAPD who would communicate with them to try to identify them, to arrest them for trying to molest little boys and little girls. So, it's really a misnomer to say that the internet created prostitution. It's only one of very many vehicles used to advertise prostitution.

Lois Lee, PhD, Founder & President of Children of the NIght, explains where child prostitution takes place in America today and the vehicles used to advertise it to people in order to help end child prostitution

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Lois Lee, PhD, JD

Founder & President Children of the Night

Dr. Lois Lee is a pioneer and trailblazer in rescuing America’s sex trafficked children right here in the United States.  She is the founder and president of Children of the Night and has rescued over 10,000 children from prostitution—that is more children than all of the other sex trafficking organizations combined. Since 1979 she has raised more than $40 million in private donations to support her groundbreaking programs. Diplomats come from all over the world to observe Lee's ground-breaking work at the Children of the Night home. Dr. Lee has received countless awards for her humanitarian work, most notably the prestigious President's Volunteer Action Award, presented to her by President Ronald Reagan at the White House in 1984, and permanent memorial portrait at the Frederick Douglas Museum honors her 1994 National Caring Award. Her life story was portrayed in a CBS Movie of the Week “Children of the Night” in 1985 and she was profiled on CBS “60 Minutes” in 1987. Dr. Lee was lauded by singer/songwriter Richard Marx in his song "Children of the Night," which appeared on his 1989 Repeat Offender album.

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