Standing Against Global Exploitation (SAGE) posted on its website "Frequently Asked Questions about SAGE and CSE" (accessed Mar. 9, 2007), which stated:

“[L]egalization actually makes it more difficult to prosecute rapists, perpetrators, and traffickers. Because the sex industries are more legitimized under legalization, there is no basic presumption that buying or selling someone else’s body is a crime — and therefore the burden on victims of violence to prove that they are experiencing harm or exploitation is increased. When sexual exploitation is legalized, sexual abusers can use excuses like, ‘she’s just a ho who wanted more money’ to discredit anyone in the sex industries who tries to get legal support.”

Mar. 9, 2007