Child Prostitutes Rescued in Seattle in 2010

Police in the U.S. city of Seattle, Washington found 81 minors who were involved in prostitution in 2010. The number of minors found has risen each year, with 40 minors identified as prostitutes in 2009, 30 in 2008, and 20 in 2007.

It has been previously reported that there are between 300 to 500 child prostitutes working in Seattle.

(See all child prostitution statistics here.)

 Source: Sarah Jean Green, “The Weekly, its parent company face backlash over Online sex ads that exploit teens,” Seattle Times, July 23, 2011.