i was at home one dat off work one night flipping though some comcast on demand movies on the showtime network. i came across a movie called " very very young girls " , shit first thing that popped up in my mind was porn lol. but after clicking info and reading about the movie it turns out that it was a documentary about commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of children. what shocked me the most is because it was taking place in the u.s (the movie setting is in new york). you only hear about the trafficking of children in 3rd world countries so when i seen it was in new york it hit home for me.
Facts about Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSEC):
• The Department of Justice estimates the most frequent age of entry into the commercial sex industry in the United States is 12-14 years old.
• Approximately 325,000 children in the United States are subjected to sexual exploitation each year.
• According to a 2007 report from the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, over 2,200 children are victimized through commercial sexual exploitation in NYC alone.
here is a clip of the movie :
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