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Published on Sep 21, 2007
Innocence for Sale (2001): At the busy street corner in downtown Pretoria, Elize looks for her clients, men from all walks of life looking for sex with a child. She says she is 16, but sells herself to men as a 14 year old.
At the busy street corner in downtown Pretoria, Elize looks for her clients, men from all walks of life looking for sex with a child. She says she is 16, but sells herself to men as a 14 year old. I know it is a sin but what else can I do? I am doing it for a living. Elize and her 14 yr old sister are drug addicts and have unprotected sex with customers every day. For virtually all the children, drugs and prostitution go hand in hand. We use drugs to forget about the past, says Elize. Lots of mothers let their daughters go out and do this so they can get money for drugs says another. Organisations like the Teddybear clinic try and find a Place of safety for girls such as Elize, but the problem is the girls do not stay. Luke Lampbrecht from the Teddybear foundation believes the government is failing to address the heart of the problem: They come from situations of severe abuse and their only way out is to sell their bodies. What does that say about our society?
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