“Pimps thrive off of the situations that already exist. They didn’t create the 50 percent unemployment rate. They just took advantage of it. They didn’t create the situation where the youth are sexually abused before they turn 10, 11, 12. They just take advantage of it. They don’t create the situation where youth are pushed out of school. They just take advantage of it,” Ms. O’Leary argued.
What youth really need and want are 24-hour drop in centers, otherwise, the cycle will continue, she warned.
Beaten, abused, forced into sex slavery; How and why Black girls are increasingly trapped in prostitution, Charlene Muhammad, Oct 29, 2013