Democrats Legalize Child Prostitution

California Democrats Legalize Child Prostitution

This law brought to you by Assemblyman Patrick O'Donnell, Senator Holly Mitchell, and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez

Child Prostitution was legalized by two Bills that were passed by California Legislators,  AB 1771 and SB 1322.  AB 1771 went through and struck out all law that made the act of Child Prostitution to include forcing a minor into prostitution from the CA Code and SB 1322 gave language that made the act of solicitation permissible.

AB 1771, as amended, O'Donnell. Prostitution. School attendance: school districts of choice: continued enrollment (later Co-Authored by Gonzalez). This bill gutted the law that made child prostitution a crime and turned it into a school attendance law removing the issue from the Welfare and Institutions Code in California.  This egregious bill struck out suck languages as it was a criminal act to:

"(1)Existing law makes a person who directs, supervises, recruits, or otherwise aids another person in the commission of an act of prostitution, or who collects or receives all or part of the proceeds earned from an act of prostitution committed by another person, guilty of a misdemeanor that is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for no more than 6 months, by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or by both that imprisonment and fine. Existing law specifies circumstances that may be used to determine if a person has committed the offense, including repeatedly speaking or communicating with another person, or repeatedly or continuously monitoring or watching another person, who is loitering in a public place with the intent to commit prostitution.

 This bill would establish additional circumstances that may be used to determine if a person has committed that offense, including, but not limited to, repeatedly speaking or communicating with, or repeatedly or continuously monitoring or watching, another person who solicits or agrees to engage in any act of prostitution."

(2)Under existing law, a person who is under 18 years of age when he or she violates the law may be adjudged a ward of the court.

This bill would authorize a court to dismiss the petition against the juvenile upon a finding that he or she committed certain acts of prostitution due to coercion or duress, as defined.


SB 1322 Mitchell. Commercial sex acts: minors

SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.


State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, who introduced the bill, said, “The law is supposed to protect vulnerable children from adult abuse, yet we brand kids enmeshed in sex-for-pay with a scarlet ‘P’ and leave them subject to shame and prosecution. This is our opportunity to do what we say is right in cases of sex trafficking: stop the exploiters and help the exploited.”

Jorge Riley

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