These children are victims of slavery and rape. They had no choice about the prostitution. Human traffickers threaten their victims, both children and adults with violent punishments even death, or with starvation if they don't comply. The criminals who kidnapped them and forced them into prostitution are the only ones who should be punished. In fact the criminals' assets should be liquidated and all of their money given to their victims as reparation. If they were kidnapped from foreign countries and the conditions at home are poor the victims should be allowed to stay here and begin the naturalization process. A horrendous thing was done to them and as good people we should see to it that they have every opportunity to live a better life after that ordeal.
The criminals involved should spend the rest of their lives in prison, no parole. You can't sink much lower than kidnapping people especially children and forcing them to have sex.
If kids are physically forced into human trafficking, it makes no sense to press charges on them for prostitution. I am pretty sure no child would choose that kind of life at that kind of age. They're just kids that were captured by insensitive people that get pleasure from doing terrible things to children.
Children rescued in human trafficking raids need help and rehabilitation and comforting. They do not need to face any charges whatsoever as no child willingly goes into prostitution but is either sold into it by his or her parents or has been lured in by the adults in charge, often because there is no other way to survive.
There's no reason that we should charge children rescued in human trafficking raids with prostitution charges. Doing so is a major form of blaming the victim that makes absolutely no sense. To even suggest this act is a travesty. Without a doubt, these victims deserve more than having the blame placed upon their shoulders.
Kids who are rescued in human trafficking raids should not face prostitution charges. The key word in there is "rescued" which means they were forced to perform sex acts against their will. That would be like charging someone who was raped with prostituion of they had money stolen from them.
Children rescued in human trafficking raids should not face charges of prostitution because they were clearly held against their will. No child, or anyone, would willingly submit to prostitution, so they cannot be charged. No jury would support the notion that the children were consensual or complicit in such an adult crime.
Children rescued from human trafficking raids should be rehabbed, not arrested. They are kids with no self esteem and probably didn't know any better about what was going on. Girls who are in the sex trade often come from broken homes and are forced to do what their male masters tell them to do.
No children rescued from human trafficking raids should definitely not face prostitution charges. A majority of the time these children were bought and sold, or even kidnapped from their homes in order to force them to work in these human trafficking rings, or are just trying to feed their families in impoverished countries. The fact that most of them do not even have a choice on being involved should automatically exempt them from being charged as a prostitute.
Children rescued in human trafficking raids should not face prostitution charges because it is through no fault of theirs that they were forced into prostitution. The criminals that kidnapped them for trafficking are the only parties that should face any criminal charges that result from the release and rescue of these children.