Friday, November 12, 2010
100,000 American children or more are victims of child prostitution and trafficking each year said Ernie Allen, CEO for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, in testimony before Congress in July.
12-14 is the average age range in which girls become prostitutes.
11-13 is the average age range in which boys become prostitutes.
1,100 children or more have rescued from June 2003 to September 2010, through an FBI effort know as Project Innocence Lost.
600 offenders have been convicted through Project Innocence Lost.
388 arrests and 148 Indictments
165 human trafficking convictions were obtained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2009