A recent investigation by federal authorities concentrating on child prostitutes resulted in the arrests of 99 pimps and 69 child prostitutes.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says thousands of children work as prostitutes across this country. In other parts of the world, the situation is even more grim. Kids are often sold into prostitution by their own families in extremely poor parts of the world.
But the worst city for child prostitution in this country? It might surprise you. Known more for its crunchy granola, good-time feel than little kids living immeasurably terrible lives, Seattle gets that distinction.
You can read about it here: http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2010/11/seattle_ranked_worst_city_in_u.php