NGO says teenage prostitution worsening in Israel

28.11.2011                      02.Kislev. 5772

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NGO says teenage prostitution worsening in Israel

Elem – Youth in Distress identifies about 620 young people as young as 12 who have been involved in prostitution this year, compared with 126 last year, though part of rise can be attributed to organization's stepped up efforts to find victims.

More and more teenagers are working as prostitutes around the country, according to the nonprofit organization Elem – Youth in Distress.
Elem has recorded a five-fold increase this year in the number of young people working as prostitutes, though it says that some of the rise can be attributed to the group's stepped-up efforts to find victims of prostitution. Elem will present the data today at the Knesset's Subcommittee on the Trafficking in Women….