Forced (in progress), String on linen,
19½ x 56 inches, 2014
“Child prostitute” is a misnomer. Children are forced into the commercial sex trade; they don’t volunteer to be abused. Brutal pimps exploit vulnerable boys and girls in the underworld of the trafficking industry—because the buyers of sex demand younger and younger prey.
FACT: The average age a girl becomes a victim of prostitution is 12 to 14 (FBI).