Jerry Luguire, President of the Georgia Christian Coalition makes the rather astounding claim that most child prostitution “starts as a lark” on a “wild weekend” when the girls say “let’s see if we can make some money.”
Luguire made this claim in an interview with Rachel Garrett of GBC News.
Perhaps Luguire and others who think these girls are prostitutes because it’s just so dad-gum fun and profitable should read Hidden In Plane View to get them out of the cocoon they live in.
It is a misconception that girls are willing participants in their own exploitation. Juveniles lack the knowledge, maturity, and awareness to understand the consequences of their action and in making such choices (Boxill & Richardson, 2005). An overwhelming majority of prostituted girls have pimps (Klain, 1999). Girls are almost always recruited into prostitution. In some cases, girls are kidnapped and detained for days and even months. They are even abducted by someone they know and then sold to pimps against their will. FBI debriefings of sex traffickers or pimps indicate that approximately twenty to forty percent of the victims forced or recruited into prostitution were juveniles.