The Daily Mail writes about a hideous case of a young girl working as a prostitute:
A 15-year-old schoolgirl earned almost £100,000 a year working as a high-class prostitute, it was revealed yesterday. By day the teenager attended classes but at night she was regularly paid hundreds of pounds for sex.
The girl, who cannot be identified because of her age, is believed to have been working for an escort agency based in Newcastle. She lied about her age before going on to earn £1,700 a week, meeting dozens of men on school nights and at the weekend. Her double life was exposed in November when a suspicious teacher searched her schoolbag and found condoms, a card with the name of her pimp and details of the agency she worked for.
This girl is clearly a victim who has been lured into the degrading world of prostitution, coerced into doing it by being paid lots of money. Girls and woman who are prostitutes are being victimised by men, who are to blame since the prostitutes themselves don’t understand what’s going on. As Wendy Shepherd of Barnardo’s Sexual Exploitation Children Outreach Services says, many young children are being abused:
It is not unusual that young people are coerced and groomed into sexually exploitative relationships and they don’t always understand fully what is happening.
Or as Michelle Elliott of Kidscape put it:
This is absolutely shocking. I feel desperately sorry for the girl involved. She is, like the others, a victim. It does make you wonder what her motivation was for selling herself.
Was it because she was abused herself as many prostitutes have been?
If anyone would like to shockingly coerce, abuse, exploit and victimise me by paying me £1700 a week for a part time job, can they please get in touch.
(via Boatang and Demetriou)