On paper, Florida statutes consider it a serious crime — with potentially significant prison time — for an adult to have sex with an underage girl. But the streets tell a different story: Customers of the sex trade routinely hire kids.
Why does the discrepancy stand? Are “johns” — the customers who drive the profit motive for a heinous business — adequately prosecuted and penalized? Or do they simply perpetuate it?
Learn more at the Herald-Tribune article: Sex, kids and felonies.