SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.The theory is that minor prostitutes are victims; pimps are the target. But how will they find the pimps without arresting the minor prostitutes? Some years ago, when I lived in the State of Reality Denial, I read a really disturbing article in the San Francisco Chronicle; police had arrested a bunch of underage prostitutes in an Asian massage parlor. One of the johns they arrested was the city controller. The 15-year-old prostitute said he liked her to call him "Daddy" when they were having sex.
I expect that minor prostitutes will soon wear T-shirts that say Minor, both to warn off the police, and attract customers that like them young.
Those of you behind the Tofu Curtain, was there any discussion of this law before it passed? Or was everyone too busy getting their chakras tuned to care?