Sixty-one percent of teen prostitutes say they were raped as children.
That’s a statistic from an excellent story by Youth Radio about child sex trafficking that aired on NPR tonight. It points out to a depressing pattern of victimization that many in the sex for sale industry continue to live out every day.
And it’s why part of the proceeds from the sale of Diary of a Predator books will go to Street’s Hope, a non-profit Denver-based organization that helps women leave the sex for sale industry. So even as I get frustrated with all of the time it takes to get a book ready for publication, I’m heartened because in some small way, it might help someone.