Last updated on: 2/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Prostitution creates a setting whereby crimes against men, women, and children become a commercial enterprise…. It is an assault when he/she forces a prostitute to engage in sadomasochistic sex scenes. When a pimp compels a prostitute to submit to sexual demands as a condition of employment, it is exploitation, sexual harassment, or rape — acts that are based on the prostitute’s compliance rather than her consent. The fact that a pimp or customer gives money to a prostitute for submitting to these acts does not alter the fact that child sexual abuse, rape, and/or battery occurs; it merely redefines these crimes as prostitution.”

Female Juvenile Prostitution: Problem and Response, 1992

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s® (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.”

www.ncmec.org (accessed Apr. 11, 2007)

Mission:

None found

Other:
Nonprofit 501(c)(3) with government affiliation
Quoted in:
  1. Is Prostitution a Victimless Crime?