The French government has unveiled a plan to tackle the prostitution of minors, describing it as a “worrying” and “growing” issue.
Secretary of State for Children Adrien Taquet told a press conference on Tuesday that at least 7,000 to 10,000 children are affected. He also said that the number is “constantly increasing.”
“Half of them — mostly girls, but also boys — enter prostitution at 14. This concerns all social backgrounds,” Taquet said.