- 07 Feb
Commercially Sexually Exploited Children in Seattle/King County 2019 Update
In 2007, the City of Seattle commissioned the author to assess the number of youth and young adults,
aged 24 years and younger, who were victims of commercial sexual exploitation in the Seattle area. The
final report, Who Pays the Price: An Assessment of Youth Involvement in Prostitution in Seattle, was
completed in 2008.2 Findings from this study included a service planning estimate of 300-500 youth
involved in prostitution. A decade later, StolenYouth commissioned the author to update the earlier study
and to re-examine the issue of CSEC and to answer these questions:
- How many CSEC are being served across agencies now?
- What are the characteristics of a local sample of CSEC?
- What should we be doing next to end commercial sexual exploitation of children?
CSEC in King County 2019 Update.