According to the National Runaway Switchboard, 75% of runaways will become involved in theft, drugs or pornography. He makes sure you have nice clothes, hair and nails done so you look the part, but as far as you having anything in your pocket -- maybe $20, $40.One out of every three teens on the street will be lured into prostitution within 48 hours of leaving home. But other than that, you dont get anything," King said."I prostituted since I was 10-years-old," said Monica.[Department of Justice, NIS-MART, 2002]There is a second, and apparently growing, form of prostitution that is apparently voluntary and involves the exchange of favors like dope, money or other presents.A study by Jessica Edwards, of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, found that an estimated 650,000 American teenagers exchange sex for favors.What makes her story unique is that she testified against one of the men who paid for sex with her, helping to send him to prison.But just weeks after the trial she took an overdose of drugs she was taking for depression and died at the age of 18.
The report said that: 'States with higher levels of corruption are likely to favor construction, salaries, borrowing, correction, and police protection at the expense of social sectors such as education, health and hospitals.'The researchers - Cheol Liu and John L.Mikesell - believe the need for correctional officers is greater in corrupt places because 'the overall extent of corruption will be higher in states with higher numbers of convictions of public officials'.The US has the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world, with a per capita GDP of $48,000.The cop could have rescued her from the pimp, who ran a string of 13 girls and took every cent they earned.
If the cop had taken Jasmine to a shelter, she could have resumed her education and tried to put her life back in order.
It notes that the average age most girls get involved in prostitution is at 14-years and the median age of involvement is 15.5-years.