I wrote this letter to the writer:
In reading over your other articles - I have to admit I’m confused. I’m not seeing a clear distinction between prostitution and sex trafficking which are two different issues. You also are blending in the cases of minors in with adults - which again from a legal standpoint are very different.
For example, any sex, whether commercial or not, with anyone under 18 years of age in California is considered statutory rape. That said - trafficking and prostitution are two different things. Yet I’m seeing you report signs of “trafficking” which are in fact signs of “prostitution”. They're different.
It’s important for this reason - when we started the movement to have sex trafficking recognized it was because our legal system wasn’t set up to address the issue. You touch upon it lightly when you point out that Oreo was “recruiting in group home…