The annual California State Parent Teacher Association Convention hosted a workshop to raise awareness. Volunteers from schools all over California learned about how child trafficking is a growing crime and how pimps lure junior high girls into prostitution.
A San Diego Detective shared that 80% of the young girls pimped on the streets in San Diego were obtained from California schools. This was surprising, because many people assumed they were imported from Mexico.
He also shared that a girl may need to be rescued several times, because the pimps are extremely controlling and effective in re-acquiring the girls from state agencies.
The Detective helped workshop attendees understand that the girls are victims of manipulation and that the pimps are the real criminals. Twelve year old girls don’t naturally decide to start a career as a prostitute.